After storming to the Premier League title last season, Chelsea have lost three of their first five games in the 2015-16 season.
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They reigning PL champs are in freefall but despite their manager, Jose Mourinho, losing his cool before and after the 3-1 defeat at Everton on Saturday, the Portuguese coach still believes he is the right man for the job.
In PL history, no reigning champion has endured a worse start to a title defense. No team with four points from the opening five games has ever gone on to win the title and the Blues have now conceded at least two goals in each of their opening five games, and the 12 goals they’ve conceded so far is the joint-worst defensive record of any defending PL champ.
But speaking after the Everton defeat, Mourinho isn’t concerned.
“I don’t blame the players and I don’t blame myself. They are the worst results ever in my career but I am comfortable with the situation,” Mourinho said. “I do not think there is a better manager than me to come to Chelsea and do my job. I am the man for the job. I have done so many good things for Chelsea. Now I am the man with the bad results but give me the responsibility and I will sort this out.”
So, can he turn it around?
In the video above, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe try to work out exactly what is going on at Chelsea and if the Blues have already lost too much ground on current league leaders, Manchester City, in the title race.
It’s early days, but an 11-point gap to make up on City is a daunting prospect for “The Special One” and his players.