Chelsea players back Jose Mourinho, says John Obi Mikel

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31:  Jose Mourinho Manager of Chelsea looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford
Image: Jose Mourinho is under pressure at Chelsea

Chelsea players are giving 100 percent for under-fire manager Jose Mourinho, John Obi Mikel says.

Carniero to take Jose action

Carniero to take Jose action

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Saturday's 3-1 home defeat to Liverpool capped a miserable seven days for the Blues, who lost to West Ham United in the league the previous weekend and were knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Stoke City on penalties.

Mourinho, who signed a new four-year contract in August, lead his team to a domestic double last season, winning the Premier League and Capital One Cup.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool and Jose Mourinho Manager of Chelsea shake hands after the Barclays Premier League match b
Image: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, and Mourinho shake hands

However, with just 11 points from 11 league games, Chelsea are languishing down in 15th place in the table, 10 points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

Saturday's sixth league defeat means Chelsea have already lost twice as many Premier League games than they did last season, a statistic compounded by just one victory in their last eight games in all competitions.

Defiant Jose expects to stay

Defiant Jose expects to stay

Jose Mourinho expects to remain as Chelsea manager despite latest defeat

Mourinho's problems are not confined to the playing field, however, as the 52-year-old was charged with misconduct by the Football Association after being sent to the stands in the West Ham loss and is currently appealing a £50,000 fine imposed for criticising referees.

But with his manager's future as uncertain as ever, Mikel has dismissed reports that some players want Mourinho to go.

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Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool celebrates
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"The goals and wins are not coming but you can see we are playing for the manager and are right behind him," Mikel told the club's official website.

"There is no doubt about it. If anyone can turn this around, I definitely think he is the one.

"If you say to the players that we are not giving 100 percent then there is a doubt - but we are giving 100 percent, we are playing for the manager and we are right behind him.

"Everyone can see how much hard work we are putting in and we are playing well but the results are not coming for us.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during the game against Liverpool
Image: Mourinho should go nowhere, says John Obi Mikel

"Every shot [against us] is a goal, every deflection a goal. We just need a bit of that luck that we don't have at the minute. But you can see the team is giving it everything, we're working very hard."

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