Jose Mourinho: Chelsea's rivals are trying to buy the title
Jose Mourinho says Chelsea's Premier League rivals are attempting to buy the title.
Buying success was a charge which used to be levelled at Chelsea during Mourinho’s first period in charge, which began soon after wealthy Russian Roman Abramovich purchased the club.
However, having claimed the title for the first time since 2009/10 last season, the Blues have not made any major purchases in the wake of that success, whereas Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool have all spent significant money on improving their squads.
And Mourinho said: "In the beginning of Mr Abramovich coming to Chelsea, Chelsea was buying the title.
"Now, they are buying the title. All of them, they are buying the title.
"It is up to us to be strong and to fight them and, obviously, to try and win it again, even without the big investments."