Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has held crisis talks with his underachieving squad in a desperate attempt to turn around their disastrous start to the season.
The self-acclaimed 'Special One' brought his players together this morning and demanded his under performing stars to up the ante, with club owner Roman Abramovich making it crystal clear that a run of four matches without a win - including back-to-back defeats - is not acceptable.
Martin Jol's Fulham make the short trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and only a win will do for Chelsea as Mourinho's men look to get back to winning ways.
Another defeat would be a disaster for the west London outfit and could even cast doubt over Mourinho's Chelsea future, despite only returning to the helm this summer.
In a bizarre twist, bookmakers Paddy Power have even slashed odds on the Portuguese tactician becoming the first managerial casualty of the Premier League, with fresh doubts over squad morale amongst the Chelsea squad.
Senior sources have described Mourinho's impromptu meeting with Chelsea's first-team as 'positive', but the club's top players have been left in no doubt that their Stamford Bridge future's remain on the line.
Having slammed his "immature" squad in the wake of their Champions League defeat, Mourinho's message is clear - step up to the plate or risk being sold by the Chelsea hierarchy.
There is some good news for the Blues however - skipper John Terry is likely to return to the line-up having been dropped for the shock 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Basle in mid-week.
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