Jose blasts back at Beattie
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jose Mourinho has ridiculed James Beattie's claims about his Chelsea side.Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has ridiculed James Beattie's suggestion his team are not equipped for a physical battle.
Beattie claimed that, after Everton held the champions to a 1-1 draw last weekend, Chelsea can show signs of fear.
The Toffees striker, who scored his side's goal in the game, also believed the result demonstrated that The Blues are not unbeatable.
But Mourinho has hit back at the England cap's comments, insisting that his players are not afraid of any opponents.
Mourinho also had a dig at Beattie's expense, intimating that the forward is not fit to pass judgement on Chelsea.
"James Beattie should be worried because he has been at the club for one year and he has scored two goals," retorted Mourinho.
"He should be worried about that, not what Chelsea are doing. What he says is not true.
"James Beattie had one touch of the ball in 90 minutes. He scored from the penalty spot.
"It was a beautiful penalty, no chance for the keeper. It was an important shot. But other than that he didn't touch the ball.
"They say that John Terry was afraid of James Beattie? Or that Robert Huth was afraid of Duncan Ferguson? I don't think so.
"I think we're ready for everything. If they think we're little kids, afraid of the fight, they're very wrong."