Jose Mourinho spoke to Sky Sports following Chelsea's 2-1 defeat to Leicester City and looked like a man who was running out of ideas.
The defending champions slipped to their ninth defeat - the same amount as the whole of last season - in just 16 games and find themselves 20 points off the Foxes, who top the table.
And following the latest setback, the Portuguese boss turned on his players and accused them of betrayal.
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The Special One insisted his preparations for the match at the King Power stadium were in vain as his players completely disregarded his instructions.
As per the Independent, Mourinho said: “One of my best qualities is that I can read the game and identify the strengths of the opponent and tell my players what they are
“So it is a big frustration to accept the goals because my work was betrayed, if that is the right word.
“I worked four days in this match. I prepared everything related to the opponent. I identify four movements where they scored almost every their goals.
“My players got all that information in last three days, you can ask them, they are honest guys who will tell you it is true.
“But in the situations I identify, we concede the first and second goal. The mistakes were there.”
The mistakes were there for everyone to see. Both of Leicester's goals came down Chelsea's left as Cesar Azpilicueta was caught square. Particularly for the second goal, when he allowed Riyad Mahrez so much time and space it was almost criminal.
Branislav Ivanovic had an equally torrid evening in the east Midlands as Marc Albrighton turned him inside out.
Mourinho seems determined to overturn Chelsea's fortunes, and it appears Roman Abramovic still supports him. Although, you can never be sure what the Russian billionaire is thinking.
If Jose is to stay at Stamford Bridge, January additions will be high on his wishlist.
It appears crazy to suggest Chelsea have deadwood in their squad, considering their achievements last season, but there are too many players cantering along and not giving their all for the cause. Something has to change at the Bridge, and it has to happen soon.
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