JOSE MOURINHO has reportedly riled the Chelsea
dressing room with his perceived scapegoating of
Chelsea have endured a poor start to the season
and lost their second Champions League game
against Porto on Tuesday.
Blues boss Mourinho left attacking trio Oscar, Loic
Remy and Radamel Falcao at home for the midweek
trip – only informing them of the decision at the last
And The Guardian report concern is growing among
the squad of Mourinho’s apparent blame game –
particularly the decision to ostracise captain John
Terry and hand the armband to Branislav Ivanovic.
Mourinho raised eyebrows by not picking a striker
on the bench in Portugal, opting to bring on summer
signing Kenedy when chasing the game in the
The former Real Madrid coach has been publicly
critical of his players this term and again hit out at
his defence after losing 2-1 to Porto.
“We watch dozens and dozens of repetitions of
Porto taking corners. I thought we were completely
ready for that. And in a moment when the game was
under control and we were preparing a change, to
concede that goal was like ice in the players.
“The basic thing in football to work at is a defensive
set-play. The ball is stopped, you defend the
spaces or the man or both. We had another similar
mistake [from a corner] when they hit a post.”
Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic were dropped
from the side that drew 2-2 with Newcastle on
Saturday, although both came off the bench against
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