Bournemouth plunges Chelsea into fresh crisis

Stamford Bridge once a fortress for Premiership sides is now in ruins as newly promoted Bournemouth claimed a 1-0 win in front of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho thought his side were beginning to pick up after wins against Norwich, Maccabi Tel Aviv, and an impressive show against Tottenham Hotspurs last weekend, but the Cherries inflicted an eighth defeat of the season to Chelsea and fourth at the Stamford Bridge.

wpid-Chelsea-Jose-mourinho-300x157.pngAccording to Premiership statistics, Chelsea have lost more matches this season than Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal combined, and one more than Andre Villas Boas suffered before he was axed as the Blues manager.

Bournemouth won the Championship last season but they had leaked thirty goals in fourteen games going into this match and Glenn Murray’s goal proves how bad Chelsea has come this season haven’t conceded twenty-four goals in fifteen premier league games.

Last season, PFA Best Player, Eden Hazard scored 14 premier league goals, but the Belgian midfielder is yet to hit the back of the net from twenty-one matches for the Blues, Loic Remy also netted 7 times from seven starts for Chelsea whilst Diego Costa who scored 20 premier league goals last season has bagged in just 3 this term.

As usual, Jose Mourinho blamed his players and bad officiating for the lost, but the Blues manager couldn’t be too wrong considering how referee Mike Jones allowed Simon Francis’ cast-iron penalty (hand ball block) go away.

“It’s more about the players having to do better that the club to go to the market. People must feel responsibilities.

“We all are the club. The owner, the board, they are not responsible for the bad moment is mine and the players.”

“You can’t have bigger details than one penalty that’s not given and an offside goal to decide the game.

“We’re always unlucky with these details. But inconsistency is down to individual inconsistency.

“When you don’t know when some players will perform well or below par, it’s difficult. Today, again, we had a couple where you need more and expect more and they don’t give enough,” Mourinho groaned.

By El-Amisty Nobo/Newsghana

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