Chelsea’s poor run continued into the weekend when the defending Champions lost to Stoke City away from home at the Britannia Stadium 1 goal to nil. The defeat has compounded the pressure on under-fire coach, Jose Mourinho who was away during the game while serving a 1-match stadium ban. Chelsea are now without a win in their last 3 League games and have had 7 defeats in total out of the opening 12 League games.
Now on 16th position on the log, a continuous poor run will definitely see Mourinho lose his place, with talks that Abramovich might replace the Portuguese with an interim coach during the 2-week international break as Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone is the one the Russian owner wants for a long-term job at the Stamford Bridge.
Those speculations have now been fuelled with reports coming from Spain that the Argentine’s assistant, German Burgos, has started taking English classes ahead of a possible move to the London club. The development is no doubt connected with the possibility that Burgos and his boss are most likely considering accepting a Chelsea offer once their contract expires at the end of the season. The Chelsea owner is said to be keen of having Simeone work for him, as Atletico’s wins over Chelsea in the past seasons have made Diego a favorite of the Russian.
Also a former Vicente Calderon player like his boss, German Burgos, was with the La Liga club between 2001 and 2004 before hanging his boots at 35 years of age. The 46 year-old has been Simeone’s right-hand man since 2012, and will no doubt move with him if the Argentine leaves Spain. Burgos is particularly famous for being the first coach to have used advanced technology on the field of play after wearing a Google Glass – a sort of technological head-mounted piece of equipment – in a match.