Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho claims accusations suggesting that there's a player revolt at Stamford Bridge are 'very sad'.
As reported by the Mirror, Mourinho, speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of his side's Champions League showdown against Dynamo Kyiv tomorrow night, has insisted that it's not right that journalists are accusing his players of dishonesty.
Reports surfaced recently that one player in west London would rather lose than win for the Portuguese tactician, but Mourinho has been quick to dismiss these suggestions.
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The Blues chief told a packed press room: "If I accuse you of being a dishonest journalist, I think you’d be very upset and probably you’d take legal action.
"Look I think it’s a very sad accusation because you are accusing a player or more than one player of dishonesty.”
Dynamic needs to change
Mourinho has a point, of course, but something clearly isn't right at Chelsea. There appears to be a lack of motivation in west London and it's something that has to be addressed sooner rather than later.
The biggest names just aren't performing; from Cesc Fabregas to Eden Hazard, the exceptionally talented crop of players plying their trade for the Blues are failing to influence proceedings.
Incredibly, despite only winning the Premier League title last term, there appears to be a lack of identity at the club. It's clear for all to see that Mourinho's job is on the line and it's up to Chelsea's elite players to save their boss' blushes.
There's only so much Mourinho can do; it's now up to his players to finally respond in style. A couple of big performances from Chelsea this week could yet inspire the side to turn their turbulent season around.
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