A first-team player at Chelsea has reportedly said that he would rather LOSE than win for manager Jose Mourinho.
The astonishing claim came from BBC Radio 5Live reporter Garry Richardson, who believes that the relationship between players and manager has hit “rock bottom”.
Mourinho’s future looks in doubt after being thumped 3-1 at Stamford Bridge by Liverpool – their sixth defeat in 11 league games this season.
Only Norwich have conceded more goals than the Blues this campaign.
Such is the size of the crisis, one Chelsea player is claimed to have lost complete faith in manager Mourinho.
Speaking on the BBC’s Sportsweek programme, Richardson said:
“Let me tell you what I know on the Chelsea story. My information comes from a Chelsea first team player.
“The information was actually passed to me by a football contact.
“I was told they’re fed up with the way he’s been dealing with some of them. They’re fed up with his outbursts.
“I was told that his relationship particularly with Eden Hazard was under immense strain.
“Here’s a staggering quote. One player said recently, ‘I’d rather lose than win for him’. Now that last quote may well have been said in the heat of the moment, but it perhaps gives an insight into the mood of some of the players.”
Despite the immense pressure on his shoulders, Mourinho remained defiant with the belief that he would remain as Chelsea boss following the Liverpool defeat.
He believes his team are playing well and he can turn around their run of form.