Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists he does not fear the sack as club owner Roman Abramovich continues to believe he is the right man for the job.

Mourinho delivered the Premier League title just two seasons into his second spell at Stamford Bridge, but his side are finding the going hard as defending champions.

The Blues suffered their eighth league defeat of the new campaign at the weekend when they went down 1-0 to Bournemouth, having managed to take just 15 points from their opening 15 games.

Mourinho, though, is convinced his role is not under threat due to his fine track record with the west Londoners, and feels he should not be solely held responsible for the team's poor form this term.

"This is not a one-man responsibility," he said. "There are no ifs. Wins, draw, or lose. I am an optimistic guy. There are no ifs.

"I did lots of good things in this club for the owner to know the quality I have. If the owner shows me that belief twice - one when he brought me back, the second time when he gave me a new contract for four years - I don't think the owner is a person to change with the wind.

"I know the wind with the results is an important wind. I know this wind is really strong, because the results in the Premier League are really bad.

"But I think the owner knows who I am, what I gave to the club and the owner believes I am the right person to do the job. Now I don't speak about the owner.

"I speak just about the reality of the situation. You can read these bad results and focus everything on the manager.

"You can look at the results and look to players with performances below acceptable. You can look to this and look to the unlucky decisions that we are having in every competition, not just the Premier League. You can look in many directions and you can decide."

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