Premier League strugglers Chelsea travelled to Stoke City this evening with one important thing missing – their manager Jose Mourinho.
The under pressure boss was slapped with a stadium ban last week following his actions during the Stamford Bridge club’s visit to West Ham where he was sent to the stand following an altercation with the referee in a 2-1 defeat to Slaven Bilic’s side.
Mourinho’s name was then left out of the manager slot on the official team sheets which we brought you earlier in a move which sums up the former Real Madrid boss’ situation.
However, Chelsea fans remain faithful to their manager and have shown this once again this evening as they turned up at the Britannia wearing Jose Mourinho masks as well as one fan carrying in a life-size cardboard cut-out.
Not the most exciting game. Even Mourinho's been less entertaining than usual… pic.twitter.com/PEd8wuMMgI
— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) November 7, 2015
How an earth did these fans find a picture of Mourinho smiling to make this mask!? pic.twitter.com/iUelFMdDEW
— Jake☮ (@Born_And_Red) November 7, 2015
Jose Mourinho mask everywhere in Britannia Stadium pic.twitter.com/gYReyNvGnB
— Ravi Rai (@rex_rai) November 7, 2015
It looks like his absence is making no difference though, with the Blues trailing 1-0 to Mark Hughes’ side.