Another week in the Premier League, another defeat for Chelsea.
The Blues crashed to a 2-1 defeat at Leicester City on Monday night, leaving Jose Mourinho’s men just one point above the relegation zone, and firing The Foxes back to the top of the table.
Goals from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez sealed the win for Claudio Ranieri’s men, with Loic Remy prodding home from close range for the visitors.
And following the damaging loss, Jose Mourinho turned his focus onto several areas of his under performing stars, most notably Eden Hazard.
The Belgian winger was substituted in the first half following a colission with Vardy, and he was seen limping to the sidelines clutching his hip.
Despite appearing in pain, Mourinho sarcastically suggested that his star man wasn’t as badly injured he was making out.
He told Sky Sports after the match:
“I think Leicester deserved to win because they were better than us during a longer period of time.
“We conceded two goals that were unacceptable. Very difficult to accept because I feel my work was betrayed.
“It’s difficult to score goals when you have players who are not at their top level – especially in crucial positions.
“Last season I brought them to a level that isn’t really their level yet. Clearly for some of them it is so, so difficult.
“Eden Hazard made the decision to come off. He just left the pitch, so it must be something serious. It must be important.
“I always try to help. The changes helped but it wasn’t enough. We kept Zouma and Azpilicueta on because we needed their pace.
“I have to be honest and say I have no complaints with the players in training. Every day in training I enjoy to work with them.”
And when asked if his club’s chase for a top four place was over, he replied: “Yes, clearly.”
Mourinho and his embattled squad take on Sunderland on Saturday in what must now be considered as a relegation battle.