Jose Mourinho said in his post-match interview after the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool that his players deserve more respect.
The Portuguese is always known to be a kind of manager who likes to protect his players from media criticisms, but this season, he himself has indulged in brutal criticism of some of his players for poor performances.
The results have been poor and talks of finishing in top four remains a serious doubt. Although Chelsea fans have shown full support to their beloved manager, however, questions remain whether Mourinho has lost his dressing room already.
An unnamed Chelsea player has reportedly said he would rather lose for the team if Mourinho still remains in charge.
According to reports from BBC Radio, an unmanned Chelsea player made his feelings clear via sources, after Chelsea were humiliated at home by Liverpool.
Let me tell you what I know on the Chelsea story. My information comes from a Chelsea first team player.
The information was actually passed to me by a football contact. I was told that Jose Mourinho’s relationship with many of his players is at rock bottom.
I was told they’re fed up with the way he’s been dealing with some of them. They’re fed up with his outbursts. I was told that his relationship particularly with Eden Hazard was under immense strain.
Here’s a staggering quote. One player said recently, “I’d rather lose than win for him”. Now that last quote may well have been said in the heat of the moment, but it perhaps gives an insight into the mood of some of the players.
The Premier League champions now sit 14th in the league table, having lost three of their previous four league games.
The club have enjoyed great success under Jose Mourinho, and therefore owner Roman Abramovich has a big decision to make on the Portuguese’s future if results do not improve drastically.
According to Daily Mail, even if Mourinho is sacked, the Portuguese will still have an open invitation to join Monaco.
Chelsea face Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge. The Blues are third in Group G, a point behind Kiev, going into this week’s clash.