Jose Mourinho’s team selections and ‘scapegoating’ of certain players is causing concern in the Chelsea dressing room, according to reports.
Oscar, Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao were not even included in Chelsea’s travelling party for the Champions League tie at Porto on Tuesday, while Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic only saw action as second-half substitutes. John Terry was again unused completely.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Mourinho’s reservations over Oscar have confused some of the Brazilian’s team-mates, who believe the 24-year-old is vital to the side playing cohesively. Both he and Remy are said to be resigned to the fact that their futures at Stamford Bridge are uncertain with the Portuguese in charge.
Matic, Hazard and Falcao are expected to start against Southampton on Saturday, but it remains to be seen whether Mourinho will recall Terry, who was serenaded with a chorus of “We want our captain back” by the travelling Chelsea fans at Porto in midweek.
The 34-year-old’s continued absence from the starting line-up has ‘surprised senior squad members’, according to The Guardian, while the Telegraph describes it as ‘hard to fathom’ that Branislav Ivanovic continues to be picked despite several poor performances as other players are punished by Mourinho.
Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy said: “If you’re going to drop John Terry, that’s the manager’s decision, and whether you agree or disagree you have to go with that.
“But to give the armband to Ivanovic, who is having a really tough time at the moment and has arguably been Chelsea’s worst player this season, what does that say to the best defender Chelsea had last season in John Terry?
“I think Mourinho is sending out a message. John Terry hasn’t played badly this season and I think he’s been really unfairly treated. I don’t think he’s played badly enough for him to be on the bench.”
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May 10, 2018 18:27:15 GMT
WhatsTheMata: Glad you think it's funny. When we get fucked around by the spells you just deleted you will take me seriously
May 19, 2018 11:57:48 GMT
No.7: Can this thread be unlocked or is it too early? not that i want Jose out now but i think were coming close to that time and want to hear peoples opinions on the subject.
Sept 20, 2018 10:15:25 GMT
cjjagzmoni: Pogba is a good lad minus the showboating..I think at Juventus he had Older players like Pirlo,Chiellini,Marchisio,Bonucci who shout and screams at him so he was more serious at Juve ,We dont have those type of leaders at United to caution him.
Nov 1, 2018 3:36:38 GMT
geo: Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth - Newcastle United = 12 points. Back in the hunt. Come on.
Dec 19, 2018 17:55:18 GMT
geo: Job done as above - next step, stay unbeaten until we get to the PSG game.
Jan 3, 2019 23:17:42 GMT
theedge: Just discovered this forum. I live in Canada so don't get to many games, but I get to watch all the games live. Last 2 games attended in person: Europa League Final in Stockholm 2017, FA Cup Final 2016. Won the last 11 I've been to. I need to go more often
Apr 1, 2019 23:25:01 GMT
simes: Kazakhstan....well blow me down...been there many a time, not so bad a journey. FC Astana are not a bad outfit, gave Celtic a good run, and the National side beat Scotland. What do you reckon a walk over? BTW its easy to get to, I always use Air Astana.
Aug 30, 2019 14:11:59 GMT
snan1218: Hi,I'm very new member,the Red Devil from Malaysia.
Oct 10, 2019 9:16:40 GMT
shah: Hi i am shah been united fan from birec
Jan 24, 2020 8:33:02 GMT