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Support of players prove there are no problems at Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says you only need to look at the reactions of his players to show that there are no deep-lying issues at the club.


Reports have emerged that the Blues squad are becoming increasingly frustrated with their boss as results continue to go against the reigning Premier League champions.

The words 'mutiny' and 'revolt' have been bandied around the West London club this week but Mourinho insists that his charges - bar a handful - are all behind him as evidenced by comments they have recently made in the media.

"My reaction is (Asmir) Begovic (and I'm speaking about the last three or four days) said we had the best manager in the world," he said.

"(Kurt) Zouma the same.

"JT (John Terry): we have the manager we want, the one who can help us to revive this situation.

"Diego Costa: if you ask every player in the world, they will all answer the same, that they'd like to work with three managers and one of them is this one.

"Who else? (Cesc) Fabregas, the same. Ramires, the same. (Ruben) Loftus-Cheek, the same. (Gary) Cahill, the same. Eden Hazard, very similar.

"So I think the mutiny must be... must be Baba (Rahman), Baba... who else? Papy (Djilobodji)? Falcao? Oscar? So these four don't play Saturday for sure. Official."

Andrew Slevison
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