Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that he is still the best coach for the club and that his side did not deserve to lose to Everton on Saturday.
He also hit out at his critics after the 3-1 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park.
Steven Naismith struck a hat-trick to sink champions Chelsea and condemn them to their worst start since 1988/89.
“The players deserve much better than what they are getting,” Mourinho told BT Sport. “I know that now it’s easy for everybody to criticise me and the players and [say] ‘everything is wrong’. I completely disagree.
“I am the champion, the players are the champions. The way they are playing is not so bad as the results.
“I don’t think think there is a better manager than me to come to Chelsea and to do my job. That’s as simple as that. I’m the man for the job.
“I’m the man that gave so many good things for Chelsea. I’m the man.”
Chelsea have now picked up just four points from their opening five games, but Mourinho insisted he wasn’t feeling under pressure and accused his critics of having “short memories”.