Brazilian midfielder Ramires remains adamant that Jose Mourinho still has the support of his Chelsea squad despite his team suffering a sixth Premier League defeat of the season in a 3-1 defeat by Liverpool on Sunday.
Ramires had fired Chelsea into an early lead but Liverpool hit back with a Philippe Coutinho brace and a Christian Benteke effort to heap more misery on Mourinho.
Chelsea are 15th after six losses in the opening 11 games – 10 points behind fourth-placed Manchester United – and the question is whether Roman Abramovich will show patience with Mourinho, the most successful manager in the club’s history.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding his manager’s future, Ramires insists Mourinho has the backing of the Chelsea squad.
He told Chelsea’s official website: ‘We try to help him [Mourinho] on the pitch, we couldn’t help him on Saturday but we will try every match to win because this is a group and a team and if we lose, Jose loses as well so we are all together.
‘We need to play like we played before to win the games.’
Blues midfielder Oscar echoed his compatriot’s words while admitting the ‘situation is not good’ for Mourinho or the players.
He added: ‘Liverpool played the second half better than us. Coutinho played well, we tried everything but we didn’t win. We need to keep going.’
‘Everybody tries to help him but the situation is not good for Jose and for the players and the fans but for Chelsea, we need to start winning again.’