Three players who let Mourinho down against Chelsea
Jose Mourinho must have woken up with a sore head this morning. The Blues boss would have been hoping for a positive return to his old stomping ground, but he was instead on the wrong end of a 4-0 mauling at the hands of Chelsea.
Naturally, ‘The Special One’ took it well, aiming pit-shots at his opposite number, Antonio Conte, while also having a sly dig at the Londoners’ fans. Then, to make matters that little bit worse, Eric Bailly was declared out for an extended period with a knee injury.
As far as weekends go, it was not a great one for Mourinho, then. However, it may not have entirely been his fault. Indeed, Pedro’s opener after 33 seconds threw the game-plan he’d devised out of the window, at which point his players needed to step up and take some responsibility.
But they wilted under the pressure, which is sure to have frustrated the Portuguese tactician and kept him up all night mulling over where it went wrong.