After suffering their sixth defeat in 11 Premier League games against Liverpool, the media vultures began swirling around Stamford Bridge, waiting to swoop on the not-so-Special One.
Chelsea fans were treated to more negative press on Tuesday morning when the Secret Footballer claimed Cesc Fabregas was the one player leading a revolt against Jose Mourinho.
Whoever he is, the Secret Footballer claims a mini-revolution is underway in the Chelsea dressing room with the former Arsenal star happy to play the Che Guevara role.
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Although the Secret Footballer is certainly not as prevalent as he was when the Guardian offered him some web space, Fabregas still thought the reports were worth getting out of bed for.
He tweeted early this morning to nip it in the bud, claiming he had an "excellent" relationship with Mourinho and criticising the media for trying "destabilise" the club.
Sticking by his side
While a number of media outlets seem to be goading Roman Abramovich into sacking Mourinho, many of the fans appear to be sticking by his side. You need only look at some of the comments in this GiveMeSport article to see the Stamford Bridge faithful are ready to give their Portuguese hero time.
Similarly, the most reliable reports to come in the aftermath of the Liverpool defeat suggested Mourinho would have as long as a month to turn it around but, if he loses the fans, he will find himself out the door quicker than he can say 'I am a Special One'.