Jose Mourinho is at it again! This time with his complaints that Arsenal have an unfair advantage going into the Capital One Match with Chelsea as the Gunners have had an extra day to recover than Chelsea who played Manchester City on Sunday.
The cup tie is on Tuesday which means that Mourinho’s men will just have a day to rest. But really now, Mourinho was never going to play the say team against Arsenal as the one he put out against City. Managers have always fielded their ‘B Teams’ in the Capital One Cup so that they can give their fringe players a run out, so what Mourinho is complaining is a mystery to me.
“We are going to give the game that the people that put the game on Tuesday want. If they want a big game, we cannot give the big game,” Mourinho said.
“If they want the players that were playing today [Sunday], we cannot give them that. If they want Arsenal to win a trophy, that’s a help.
“If they want a big game between two big teams in London, they should put the game on Wednesday and not on Tuesday, because I am not going to do that.
“We cannot put our players in two matches in the space of three days. Arsenal played Saturday at 12.30, so two and a half days to rest and to prepare. So I hope they all enjoy.”
The depth of both squads will be tested on Tuesday as we get to see what each manager decides to do. Clearly, judging from the comments above, Mourinho is going to rest his first team players. Arsenal will most likely do the same but we really must win this game and still carry hope of winning a trophy this season, even if it is the Capital One Cup.