All is not well at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are languishing in 15th place in the Premier League, they crashed out of the Capital One Cup last week and face a crunch tie with Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Manager Jose Mourinho has just been handed a one-game stadium ban and a £40,000 fine following his antics at Upton Park, and to make matters worse, BBC Radio 5 live reported there was a rat in the Blues camp who would "rather lose than win" for the Portuguese boss.
Well, according to the Secret Footballer, the player leading the mini-revolt at the Bridge is none other than former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
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According to the report, a number of players have told Mourinho they are not happy with his style of football, frustrated by the fact they sit back against inferior opposition and are not allowed to express themselves.
The Secret Footballer wrote: "I’m told that Cesc Fabregas is the leader of that mini-revolt. And as a player, you do things like this when you know you are in the right. You try your luck. Why not?
"It’s your way of saying to the manager: 'You can either listen to us, and give the go ahead to change and give us what we want, or we’ll keep serving you up the same old shit and embarrass you."
TWEET OF SUPPORT
Fabregas have been ever-present for the Blues since moving from the Camp Nou in 2014.
Despite being well below-par this season he has still been heavily involved in Mourinho's first-team; starting 10 of the 11 league games so far.
His long-term girlfriend Daniella Semaan also retweeted messages showing support for the under-pressure Chelsea boss on Twitter.
However, given Mourinho's erratic behaviour this season - where it seems he has alienated himself from the rest of the world - it is not impossible to believe he could have upset a number of top players.
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