Jose Mourinho will face the sack if his attitude doesn't improve at Chelsea

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Following Chelsea's defeat to West Ham on Saturday, Jose Mourinho's record this season in the Premier League reads: won three, drawn two, lost five.

Their poor run of form shows no signs of slowing, raising the question: at what point should owner Roman Abramovich bring an end to the Portuguese's second stint in charge?

The farcical nature of Mourinho's blame game is becoming old and embarrassing for the image of the club, with the Blues 11 points behind league leaders Manchester City and 15th in the table.


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Expected to fight for their title, the Stamford Bridge side have shown everything but the form and character required to win back-to-back titles for the first time since the 2004/05 and 2005/06 season.

While Mourinho has had the right to complain at times this season, the Portuguese has largely placed the blame onto others rather than hold his own hands up.

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Seemingly paranoid that his side are coming under attack from referees, his dismissal to the stands against the Hammers capped off Mourinho's torrid season thus far.

Mourinho saga escalates

Having been fined £50,000 and handed a one-match stadium suspension by the FA earlier this month, he was subsequently sent to the stands at half-time during their loss to West Ham on Saturday.

The 52-year-old tried to display his cool as Nemanja Matic picked up his second yellow card, as if the decisions against Chelsea were of no surprise to him, knowing all too well the TV cameras were pointed in his direction.

However, he could not hide his discontent for long, as a foul-mouthed rant at referee Jonathan Moss in the tunnel saw him rightly punished.

Not only is this season taking its toll on Mourinho, but also the rest of the squad - the Blues boss is fast losing faith in his players.

Abramovich is not known to sit back and let failure plague his club, often displaying a quick fire policy - and the longer Mourinho continues in this vein, the sooner he could suffer the same fate.

Attitude will decide Mourinho's future

For the moment, at least, it seems Mourinho's on and off-field antics look more likely to decide whether he keeps his job, rather than results. 

If Mourinho is to get his side back on track, he must forget about the heavy weight of the media on his shoulders and focus solely on bringing confidence back into his team.

The Chelsea boss has always been good entertainment for the media - win, lose or draw - but what was once as much fun for him as it was entertaining for viewers at home has now turned on him. It seems the Portuguese spends too much time worrying about what headlines he makes the next day and less time on trying to boost team morale after a match.

For a man who is known for his man-management, he doesn't seem to be doing his job - and when someone is not doing the job they're paid for then they will inevitably not last long.

Were it simply down to results, waiting until the summer would be a good option for Chelsea if they can secure the services of Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola, who has expressed an interest to manage in England.

However, Mourinho has become a wrecking ball in recent weeks - and Abramovich can't afford to let him drag the club's image through the mud any longer. While Mourinho would have you believe otherwise, it wouldn't be the end of the world to let 'the best manager that this club had' go.

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