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Last Updated: Monday, 3 October 2005, 12:07 GMT 13:07 UK
Chelsea critics 'crazy' - Hansen
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
Liverpool legend Alan Hansen has branded critics knocking Chelsea's Premiership domination as "crazy".

Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the table with a 4-1 defeat of Hansen's former side on Sunday, making it eight wins from eight league games.

"Anyone who continues to bang on about 'boring Chelsea' is crazy," said Hansen, now a BBC Sport expert.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho has demanded his side receive more respect, and Hansen claims detractors are "jealous".

"Those who prefer to carp go on about Chelsea's money - there is a tinge of jealousy in this," said Hansen.

"Money does not equate to success unless it is used wisely and there is a hunger and desire in the camp.

"Huge sums of money do not necessarily mean hard work - in some cases it can mean the opposite.

"But you watch those Chelsea players when the chips are down at places like Anfield and they are burning with desire, hunger and determination."


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