Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes the club’s failure to win games is down to his under performing forwards consisting of regulars like Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Pedro Rodriguez.
Loic Remy’s second-half goal halved the deficit in Monday night’s match at the King Power stadium but an equalizer proved elusive as the Mourinho and his troops slipped to a consecutive league defeat.
Mourinho who identified problems at both ends of the pitch as the primary reasons for his side’s defeat at Leicester City lamented profligacy up front.
“I worked for four days on this match,’ he said. ‘I prepared everything related to the opposition.
“I identified four movements where they score almost all of their goals. My players got all that information and training in the last three days. From the four types of situation I identified we conceded the first and the second goal. I think they listened and they are good enough, but the mistakes were there.
“I don’t want to focus only on the two goals we conceded, because in the past four or five matches we were defensively good and we had clean sheets.
“We also have another problem which is the number of goals our attacking players are scoring, or in this case aren’t scoring. When we make defensive mistakes we are punished because we don’t score enough goals. The team pays for the number of goals our attacking players aren’t scoring.”Mourinho said as quoted on the Chelsea website.
Jamie Vardy’s 15th goal of the season put Leicester ahead before half-time and Riyad Mahrez’s brilliant curling strike just after the break sealed the win for Claudio Ranieri’s side.
It is highly unlikely that club owner Roman Abramovich will let this continue and with the prospect of any European football of any kind next season receding unless they triumph in Europe, the clock must be ticking for the Portuguese who has now lost nine games in 16 league fixtures.