The club insist that he has their backing but Chelsea must be wondering if they need Jose Mourinho at this point, the Blues out of the League Cup and languishing 11 points off the top of the Premier League with only 10 games played.
There is a sense that Rome is burning as the Blues’s season gets worse and worse, and a spicy encounter with Liverpool on Saturday could put the final nail in the manager’s coffin, say the stats.
Mourinho’s record against new Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is confined to 2012-13 in the Champions League, when they were in charge of Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, respectively.
Klopp’s side stymied Madrid on multiple occasions, including reaching the final at the Spaniards’ expense. Does the Portuguese have a new nemesis on his hands?