Jose Mourinho: My work was ‘betrayed’ by players

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said he felt his “work was betrayed” following his side’s 2-1 defeat by Leicester City on Monday.

Jose Mourinho: My work was 'betrayed' by players
Jose Mourinho


If you had tried to tell anyone some 15 weeks ago that the Foxes who is holding firmly at the top of the League will beat the defending champions, well, frankly not a soul would have thought it was plausible.

But here we are Leicester City has defeated Chelsea by 2-1 at the King Power Stadium on Monday. Counting this the blues has now suffered their ninth league loss in 16 games. It leaves the Blues in 16th position, just a point above the relegation zone.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes his team is not following his instructions to an acceptable level and suggests they overachieved in winning the title last season.

Mourinho told Sky Sports, “We conceded two goals that are unacceptable for me. I know one of my best qualities is to read the game for my players, to identify every detail about the opponent.

“I feel that my work was betrayed. It’s difficult for us to score goals when you have players who are not in their best level. When you have some players, especially in crucial positions, it’s difficult.

“It’s hard. All last season I did phenomenal work and I brought them to a level that is more than they really are.”

Chelsea who has lost only three games last season is now at the other side of the table and will come up against second-bottom Sunderland on Saturday.

Holding the worst position in the League Table in blues’ History and battling to come out of the Relegation zone Mourinho said, “I accept we are in the relegation zone, but I don’t accept we are in a relegation battle. You look at the table and we are there, but you think you are in a relegation battle if you think you are there for three or four months. I don’t think that.”

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