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Chelsea legend Wilkins blasts players: You did the same thing to Mourinho!

The Chelsea players have let their manager down once again, according to Blues legend Ray Wilkins.

Antonio Conte's men suffered their second defeat in a row when they lost 4-1 to Watford on Monday night. Reports suggested Conte has one foot out the door after the loss, with his firing predicted to be imminent.

However, Wilkins has put the blame on the players, who he says performed in the same way before Jose Mourinho was sacked in 2015.

"The players are performing in exactly the same manner as when Jose Mourinho expired, they're just not performing," the former Chelsea coach said.

"We can say it's the manager's fault, but he doesn't go out there and play.

"(Against Watford) we were inept. They never started the game. Give full credit to Watford, they absolutely annihilated Chelsea.

"They've switched off. Some of the goals Chelsea conceded were absolutely abysmal.

"If your dressing room is not manned up, you've got massive problems.

"I don't see the blokes in that dressing room I've got to say. As much as people say it's time for a change at the top, I think they've got to clear out a lot of players at that club."

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