Chelsea’s ‘mini-revolt’ against under-pressure manager Jose Mourinho is allegedly being led by Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas, according to reports.
The Secret Footballer reports that the players abandoned Mourinho following his treatment of former club doctor Eva Carneiro.
And it has been claimed former Arsenal man Fabregas has started a revolt against Mourinho in a bid to change his stubborn ways.
On Monday it was claimed some of Chelsea’s players ‘prefer to lose than win’ for the manager, while our article on Saturday branded Mourinho’s approach embarrassing for the club.
“Since that moment [Eva Carneiro], Mourinho’s ego has been hurt and has demanded that he reinstate the presence that he had before,” the Secret Footballer revealed.
“His ego is why he didn’t apologise, when he most certainly should have.
“What has happened since has been the total and utter abandonment of Mourinho and his philosophy by the players.
— Secret Footballer (@TSF) November 2, 2015
“Mourinho is bang to rights and the players know it, so they are now trying to make their point on the pitch.
“I have it on the best authority possible that the players have told the manager that they hate the way they play.
“They hate the way they have to sit back against inferior opposition, they hate the way they aren’t allowed to express themselves.
“I’m told that Cesc Fabregas is the leader of that mini-revolt. And as a player, you do things like this when you know you are in the right.
“You try your luck. Why not? It’s your way of saying to the manager ‘you can either listen to us, and give the go ahead to change and give us what we want, or we’ll keep serving you up the same old s**t and embarrass you.'”
To add to the pressure on Mourinho, Tuesday’s Paper Talk claims a number of candidates have been lined up to replace the embattled Blues boss.
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