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Chelsea give backing to Jose Mourinho

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Chelsea have released an official statement confirming that manager Jose Mourinho has the full support of the club. 

Taking to Twitter, the club have insisted that they believe the Portuguese tactician is the right man to turn their season around following a torrid start to the campaign. 

With just eight points from their opening eight fixtures, the west London outfit currently find themselves in 16th position in the Premier League - 10 points behind league leaders Manchester City. 

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Unsurprisingly, speculation has been rife regarding the future of Mourinho after the Blues were beaten at the hands of Southampton on home soil this past weekend. 

However, it now appears that Mourinho will remain in charge of the club for the foreseeable future. 

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As per the club's official website, the statement reads: "The club wants to make it clear that Jose continues to have our full support.

"As Jose has said himself, results have not been good enough and the team's performances must improve. However, we believe that we have the right manager to turn this season around and that he has the squad with which to do it."

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It can't go on 

Let's be honest, it would be foolish for the Chelsea hierarchy to sack Mourinho at this stage. It was only a few months ago that the ex-Real Madrid man secured the Premier League title for the club, so there's no reason why he can't get the Blues going once again. 

Crucially, though, results must improve sooner rather than later. This can't go on, but the 'Special One' will be well aware of that. With fixtures against the likes of Aston Villa, West Ham and Stoke City on the horizon, the Blues boss will be confident that he can lead his side up the table in the immediate future. 

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