Following his side’s defeat at the hands of Southampton on Saturday, Jose Mourinho has admitted things could all the more go wrong for Chelsea hence. Having earlier failed to admit the team is doing poor by all standards, he replied journalists when asked asked if things can get worse?
“Yeah, if we lose the next match.”
The Blues found themselves in 15th place on the log after losing at home to the Saints 1 – 3 in the 8th match of the League. Being their worst start to an EPL season since Roman Abramovich took over and also in 37 years. They face Aston Villa, presently 18th on the log in the next League match in 2 weeks’ time. And the game’s result could go a long way to decide the team’s and coach’s fates.
Chelsea have scored 12 times, same as 2nd-placed Manchester United, and conceded 17 goals, just 1 less than Sunderland who has conceded most goals thus far. The Pensioners’ poor run into the season continues, as they have now won just 2 games, lost 4 and drawn 2. There have been recent criticism of the whole squad’s performances, most especially the backline; the same crop of players that conceded the least goals all through last season and got nod from all quarters as one of the best defense departments in all of Europe.
With the international break coming up next week, it is expected that Chelsea will use the time to reflect on their recent poor performances, and hopefully return to turn it all around when they visit Aston Villa. They will also look forward to changing their European form when they travel to Ukraine to face Dinamo Kyiv in match day 3 of the Champions League. Many now question Mourinho’s future at the Stamford bridge, and things could really get worse for the team and the Special One in the next weeks if results don’t go their way.