Chelsea suffered their ninth loss of the season to league leaders Leicester City at the King Power Stadium and that proved a humbling experience for the self acclaimed “Special One” Jose Mourinho.
The Blues were undone by two beautiful strikes by record breaker Jamie Vardy and Algerian Riyad Mahrez while substitute Loic Remy got Chelsea’s only goal in the 2-1 win and Mourinho could not explain what went wrong with his players afterwards.
“We were the best team for 20-25 minutes, maybe for a maximum of 30 minutes. They were best team for an hour,” Mourinho told Skysport.
“When some of your players don’t hit the levels they are capable of it is hard to see. This season we are doing so bad for some reason, not all of them.
“To turn things around, I know only one way – working at the top level. Day by day in training I have no complaints with them. But is it frustrating to see what they are doing in training and what they do in matches? Clearly yes.”
On Eden Hazard’s first-half injury, he said: “He made the decision to come off. So it must be a serious injury. His first reaction was ‘I can’t continue’, his second reaction was ‘I want to try’, but after his first step back on the pitch he said he couldn’t. He’s injured clearly.”
Chelsea are just a point above relegation now while Leicester City returns to the summit to replace Arsenal.