Jose Mourinho unhappy with form of seven Chelsea players
Last Updated: 22/08/15 12:05pm
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has named seven of his players that have contributed to the team's stuttering opening to the season.
After their worst start to a Premier League campaign for 17 years, the champions head to West Brom on Sunday, a match live on Sky Sports 1, still looking for their first win after a 2-2 draw at home to Swansea and a 3-0 loss at Manchester City.
And Mourinho, who called himself the 'Special One' when he first joined Chelsea and the 'Happy One' when he returned two summers ago, has opened up about the stars who he thinks have let him and the team down in the opening two weeks of the Premier League.
"We have one point from two matches," said Mourinho. "I'm not happy at all.
The first thing is I'm not happy with my form, because I used to get better results than I'm getting. This is the start of everything.
"I'm not happy with anyone. I'm not happy with (Branislav) Ivanovic's form, (Gary) Cahill, John (Terry), Azpi (Cesar Azpilicueta), Eden (Hazard), (Cesc) Fabregas, (Nemanja) Matic.
"But, for me, the first thing is I'm not happy with my form, because I used to get better results than I'm getting. This is the start of everything."
And Mourinho also gave an insight to how he is also battling to improve himself.
"I go to the gym every day now to get fitter," he added. "Maybe I need more action on the touchline, so I need to be fitter."
Skipper Terry is likely to start at West Brom despite having been taken off at half-time at the Etihad.
But Mourinho said Terry was withdrawn due to his lack of pace and on Friday the manager said that he may utilise quicker defenders and different formations more often.
"When you have strikers like we have, why not play with two strikers?" he said.
"When you have fast people like (Kurt) Zouma, (Cesar) Azpilicueta, why not play with three defenders? And now we are having time to do that because we have a week between games, so we are thinking about that."
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