Mourinho's faith in under-performing players this season is hilarious.
Hazard is blatantly not trying, yet Mourinho starts him nearly every week. Bizarre. Ferguson lasted so long because he was ruthless, Mourinho hasn't got the balls to really drop Hazard. Mourinho should drop Hazard completely until he stops looking like a League One player. Terry looks finished yet Mourinho still plays him. Didn't Mourinho sign two centre backs in the summer? Plus Zouma, Cahill and Ivanovic.
This Chelsea team could do with a bit of youth. Young players have that carefree attitude, high workrate and loyalty that Chelsea currently lack. Chelsea had a sensational youth squad last season which won everything, yet none of them are near the squad despite the first team having a horrendous start to the season. Jay Dasilva, Izzy Brown and Dominic Solanke are some of the best youth prospects in England, but still aren't near the squad. Brown and Solanke have been farmed out to Vitesse. Loftus-Cheek barely plays and is behind Mikel in the pecking order. Mourinho is petrified to play any young players and instead just plays the same players every week who aren't trying which doesn't make sense to me. The young left back Baba signed for £22 million yet Mourinho would rather play Zouma at full back. Baba at left back and Azpilicueta at right back just seems like a no brainer. Why isn't he giving Baba a chance?
I suspect Mourinho won't be ruthless enough to really drop the under performing players and will be sacked by the end of 2015.
I'd be fucked off if a City player said he would rather lose because of the manager than win for him. He should be trying to win every game regardless of who is in charge. If he's been ridiculed by Mourinho then get over it, Chelsea have won plenty with Mourinho in charge, they can't pick and choose when they play for him.
Without a doubt his time is up, the issue is Chelsea can't really afford to sack him and Mourinho will not quit! How bad does it get before Abramovich decides to just pay out and sack him off?! If they fail to win in the CL this week then they could struggle to qualify from their group.
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