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Marcel Desailly: Jose Mourinho looks lost at Chelsea


The former defender has his say

Marcel Desailly has claimed that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho looks lost this season, but still believes he can turn the club’s poor season around.

The ex-Blues centre-half admits that a defence of the Premier League title is out of their reach, despite this, he feels Mourinho has what it takes to turn this campaign around and get Chelsea back to their very best.

The Portuguese boss has a CV that keeps him in the same category as some of the world’s elite managers, however, Chelsea have made their worst start to a season for 37 years.

Such form has forced Mourinho to make plenty of excuses, including situations where he has heaped the blame on referees, his own players and even the club’s old doctor Eva Carneiro.

‘Four months ago they were the best’

When speaking to the London Evening Standard, Desailly said: “It will not be fair if Mourinho gets sacked but if Roman Abramovich wants to make a change, he will make a change. Results will talk.

Four months ago they were the best, so I want to respect the club, but they had problems at the beginning and the confidence is gone.”

He also added: “Mourinho was not expecting what is happening. The coach does not understand what is going on and it is the first time he is in that situation.

If you speak to Mourinho, he has knowledge of everything that is going on in football and has the answer for everything. If you are like that, when you are in this situation you are completely lost.”

“He has been hard on Nemanja Matic, a little bit too much. Why? It is the first time he has spoken individually about a player. I think it is a small mistake. By saying that, he has lost him almost. So now he has to work hard to get him back,” insisted the one-time Chelsea captain.

“The basic things that they were very strong last season are not there. They cannot defend anymore.It is just a matter of time and patience, unless Abramovich decides to sack Mourinho.

But if he has time, they are going to come back slowly. Though not at the speed that everyone is asking.”


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