LIVERPOOL, England -- Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said his team were unlucky to lose 3-1 at Everton on Saturday, and added he feels under no pressure despite the champions' worst start to a season since 1988.
The result means Chelsea have just four points from their opening first five matches of the 2015-16 campaign.
Everton forward Steven Naismith scored a perfect hat trick -- a header, left foot and right foot finish -- with Nemanja Matic's long-range strike for Chelsea proving nothing more than a consolation.
"We deserve a better result and we played for a better result. We didn't deserve this," Mourinho said at his postmatch news conference.
"Confidence is low and it's an unhappy team because of bad results. You can say what you want but I think the players deserved a much better result.
"Everything goes against us. We know we are making mistakes and every mistake goes against us. It's the old story for a striker. When things go well he scores with the elbow and knee, when they don't they hit the post and it bounces out."
"I don't blame my players and I don't blame myself," he had earlier said on BT Sport. "I don't accept the results, I am responsible for the team, I am not happy with the situation and I am not happy with myself.
"I am with the players, I cannot be against them, I cannot have a bad feeling with them, that's what makes me happy. I am happy that tomorrow I have to face them again and train with them and prepare them for the next game."
Mourinho said in his news conference later the solution to the problem is little more than winning matches.
"We need to win a couple of consecutive games in a row and to get smiles on faces," he said, targeting next week's home match against Arsenal as the place to start.
"Chelsea can win the next match against Arsenal for sure," he added.
He replied with "I don't know," when asked if his team could still retain their title.
Mourinho, in his third season of his return to Chelsea, spoke out on Friday to deny that he might soon leave Stamford Bridge and that defiance continued on Merseyside.
"No," he said when asked if he felt under pressure. "I think the refugees are under pressure," he said in reference to crisis in Syria.
"It's a pleasure, an honour and a happiness every day," he said of managing Chelsea.