Gary Cahill admits the mood at Chelsea is “not great” as Jose Mourinho refused to speak to the media following defeat at West Ham.
Andy Carroll’s second-half header condemned the Blues to a fifth defeat in 10 matches as the ailing champions imploded at Upton Park.
Having seen Nemanja Matic red-carded on the stroke of half-time, and first-team coach Silvino Louro dismissed from the dugout, Mourinho did not emerge from the tunnel after the interval.
Cahill, who had hauled the visitors level follow Mauro Zarate’s opener, admitted the Blues were low after a defeat that leaves them 15th in the table.
When asked about the mood in the dressing room, the centre-half said: “It is not great – like you’d imagine when you lose games. Last season we weren’t used to it. The lads are devastated.
“You’re left scratching your head sometimes. In the first half the Cesc Fabregas goal could have been given and we had the goal that was nearly over the line. That sums up the way we’re going.
“And then we’ve got the sending off. Originally we played on – we thought the referee had played on. Maybe the assistant called it back, I’m not sure sure what’s happened there. We’ve not had the rub of the green but we’re not feeling sorry for ourselves. We have to work hard to turn this round.
“Not many words are being said at the moment. I’m sure we’ll reflect in next day or so. We worked really hard at 10 men and had the majority of the play in the second half. It’s a summary of our season at the minute.”