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Why Jose Mourinho has lost the plot

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Since his return to Chelsea, Jose Mourinho has made some very odd decisions.

The self proclaimed 'Special One' doesn't seem to be making many special choices.

And now, on the back of three straight defeats, questions are starting to be asked of the Portuguese boss.

Known for being a tactical genius, Mourinho just can't seem to get it right with his side. Granted it's early days and he's still looking at what he's got but there certainly seems to be a major issue with his team.

Pundits, this past week, have heavily criticised Mourinho's tactics at the Bridge. He seems to be confusing his players, but perhaps he is confused himself.

Even during the transfer window, the Blues boss sent mixed messages regarding transfer activity.

Firstly, back in July, Mourinho stated that Wayne Rooney was the club's only target.

Chelsea then went on to sign Samuel Eto'o, Willian and Christian Atsu.

They didn't sign Rooney.

Mind games or mind gone? Or, perhaps these signings were forced upon Mourinho by Abramovich, well the Willian one anyway.

The signings seem odd - Eto'o is clearly past his peak, he's 32-years-old and he's not the world-class striker that Chelsea are desperate for. Everyone can see the Blues need one.

Willian was quite possibly the strangest signing of the summer. The Blues splashed £30 million on the playmaker, despite already having a hateful of players that play a similar role. Just doesn't add up.

Another very bizarre move from Mourinho was the eventual loaning out of Romelu Lukaku.

All summer Mourinho insisted that the Belgian youngster was going to stay at the club, but on the final day of the transfer window, Lukaku was loaned out to Everton.

What changed in a day that made Mourinho decided to loan the striker out?

Despite being young and clearly not the full package just yet, the Belgian star is more than capable of playing a role at Stamford Bridge this season.

He's not just capable, he's desperately needed!

Then there is the whole Juan Mata saga. Now, there is no doubting the Spaniard has suffered with a couple of knocks at the start of the season, but the playmaker has certainly been available to Mourinho on a number of occasions.

Mata has continuously been overlooked, despite being the Blues best player last season.
So, things are not right with Mourinho.

Since rejoining Chelsea, his transfer activity has been inconsistent and poor, his tactics have not been right, he doesn't know his best team and he seems to be confusing his players.

Perhaps Mourinho's biggest mistake of all was actually returning to the Blues. When he left Stamford Bridge in 2007, his relationship with Blues owner Roman Abramovich was in turmoil and, despite having rebuilt their relationship, it could all end in disaster once again.

Just what is up with Mourinho?

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