Ex-Chelsea boss sure Mourinho will turn poor form around

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Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant believes Jose Mourinho will turn the club's poor form around, reports talkSPORT.

The Blues suffered their second successive defeat under the Portuguese tactician in the Champions League last night at home to FC Basel, however Grant has insisted that Mourinho will turn things around.

He has also backed the current crop of Chelsea stars at Mourinho's disposal to come good but believes they must improve upon their recent performances.

Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show, Grant said: “This is not the Chelsea that people expected to see.

“It’s only the beginning of the season though. Jose is still a good manager and the squad is the best in the Premier League.

“The biggest problem at the moment is that they’re not playing well, but the good thing is that it’s only the start of the season. They have the quality to play better.

“The squad have to be positive, it’s a fantastic squad. They have bought some good players, but they just need to play better.”

The ex-Blues boss, who led the club to a Champions League final during his tenure, also believes that striker Samuel Eto'o will come good at the Bridge.

The Cameroon star has yet to find the net for Mourinho's side in his opening two appearances, but Grant believes the 32-year-old must be given time to settle at Chelsea.

He continued by saying: “Eto’o has scored goals wherever he’s played.

“People think the older you get, the more confident you get, but it’s not like that.

“He just needs to score his first goal then you will have confidence. To score goals you have to work hard and use your chances.”

Chelsea will look to get back to winning ways as they host Fulham in the league this Saturday evening.

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