Embattled Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho is undoubtedly having his worst start to the season in his career. While some of his top players seem bereft of confidence, the losses have been coming in thick and fast and there’s no doubt that the pressure is mounting.
His travails on the pitch have been followed by troubles off the pitch, having already come under criticism for his treatment of former physio Eva Caniero and having been charged by the FA twice.
Suffering six losses this season, the latest to Stoke City which saw them knocked out of the Capital One cup, Mourinho’s boys sit 15th on the Barclays Premier League table.
Despite assurances by the Chelsea owner, Roman Abrahamovich that he has the club’s full support, we’re well aware of how fickle football is. The BPl has suffered its fair share of casualties having seen the sack of Dick Advocaat and more recently, Tim Sherwood.
Chelsea face Liverpool in what is sure to be a tricky game as Liverpool are feeling optimistic under new Head coach Jurgen Klopp who notched his first win after three games against Bournemouth.
Mourinho spoke of the real possibility of finishing outside the top four in a pre-match conference and hinted that it would not be the end of the world nor would it take away Chelsea’s status as a top club.
Mourinho said “It’s the club I chose to come to. A club I live in a very specific way, with respect. Liverpool is a big club. Man United is a super big club.
“Last season Liverpool won nothing and didn’t qualify for the Champions League, and they are still a big club. Two years ago United didn’t qualify for the Champions League, not even the Europa League, won nothing, and they are still a monster club. That is football.”