Jose Mourinho Going Nowhere
I must admit, for the first time in my twenty something years of being a Chelsea fan, I switched the game off before the final whistle. Maybe it the defending, maybe it was the Matic debacle or maybe I had just had enough of watching Chelsea pathetically fall apart once more.
“Why does Ivanovic keep getting picked?”
“Did it all start with Eva’s dismissal?”
“Did something happen on tour?”
“Why have Fabregas and Hazard become ghosts on the pitch?”
Along with many other questions and conspiracies, these four points are being brought up repeatedly by Chelsea fans, and to be honest I very much doubt we will ever get to the bottom of it. Could it simply be a lot of bad luck that’s spiraled out of control?
It would seem that at the moment Jose has lost the dressing room, and the confidence in (some) of the regular 11 – something he needs to remedy in the next month or so, or we may seem him leaving the club again, despite the latest post on the official Chelsea website backing the Portuguese manager, stating that Jose’s going nowhere.
The club wants to make it clear that Jose continues to have our full support.
As Jose has said himself, results have not been good enough and the team’s performances must improve. However, we believe that we have the right manager to turn this season around and that he has the squad with which to do it.
How many more games can Chelsea lose before Roman and Co. react? As much as I believe the clubs statement, to help steady the ship, losses against Aston Villa, Dynamo Kyiv or West Ham would surely change their stance. With five games left in October, all against teams we would have comfortably beaten this time last autumn, now is the time to save the season and aim towards those European places at the top end of the table.
I am sure Jose Mourinho’s post match response was just to deflect from the result and to keep eyes on him and not his players. Like he said, he needs his team to be up 2 or 3 at half time, to take pressure off for the remainder of the game.
The Cesc Fabregas “phew” reaction after his goal against Tel Aviv said it all – more of that please.
Calm and collected play, with clinical finishing in the final third. Or maybe just 10 Willian’s.
The only way is up.