A John Terry own goal condemned the Blues to a 1-0 defeat at Selhurst Park and the 'Special One' feels it represents a fatal blow to his side's title chances
A John Terry own goal condemned the Blues to a 1-0 loss at Selhurst Park and, while they remain one point ahead of Liverpool and three ahead of Manchester City at the top of the table, both of their main rivals can now overtake them by winning their games in hand.
After the match a dejected Mourinho admitted Tony Pulis' men were good value for their victory and insisted the result kills Chelsea's hopes of winning their first title since 2010.
"I think now we lose any chance of finishing first," he told BBC Radio 5 Live. "Now we depend too much on other results. But today we lost three points, we lost against a team that was better than us in terms of spirit and mentality. We can only blame ourselves."
"I think maybe they deserved a victory. We had good chances. Their keeper made some good saves. We probably had the best chance of the first half," he continued. "But their spirit, desire and commitment was stronger. Because of the spirit, they deserved the win."