According to the pundits Alan Shearer and Jamie Redknapp, Jose Mourinho is no more able to rely on his key players such as Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic and John Terry what makes Chelsea team suffering defeat after defeat.
The Blues suffered their fourth league defeat of the season. This time it was Southampton that won 3-1 at Stamford Bridge. It means that Chelsea have already lost more games than during their their title-winning campaign in 2014-15.
According to the pundits Redknapp and Shearer there must be something happening in the Chelsea dressing room.
Alan Shearer told Sky Sports:
”I think there are major problems in the Chelsea dressing room”
‘All his rocks from last season are crumbling. All his players are under performing. The players are not responding to him.
‘He has tried criticising them in the media. He says he is the best manager, I say he is the best manager but he now has to go out and prove that.
”His players are not listening to him. He put Matic on at half-time and took him off 25 minutes later.”
”That is saying to the player and to the rest of the players “I am the boss, you’re not messing with me and if you don’t give me something I am going to humiliate you in public”.
”He has now got major, major problems at Chelsea, particularly in the dressing room.”
The other Sky Sport pundit Jamie Redknapp totally agress with Shearer’s words:
”Those players, if they’re behind Jose Mourinho they’re doing a bad job of showing it because there wasn’t a tackle made”
”They never got close to anybody, a really poor performance. You can blame it on lack of confidence but that to me is a very worrying sign.”
”He seems like he’s losing his players, he’s got to bring them back somehow.”