Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has rejected claims that there is a player revolt at the club.
Earlier on Tuesday, Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas denied reports that he was organising a “mini- revolt” at the Premier League champions.
Chelsea are 15th in the table, having lost six of their first 11 league matches this season.
“It’s a very sad accusation because you are accusing
players, or one player, of dishonesty,” said
Speaking at a news conference, he added: “It is a
question for the players. If I accuse you to be a
dishonest journalist, you would be very upset and
probably would take legal action.”
‘Rather lose than win?’
When asked if it was true that a Chelsea first-team player had said he would “rather lose than win” for Mourinho, as reported by BBC Radio 5 live’s Garry Richardson on Sunday, Blues skipper John Terry said
“in my whole football career I’ve never heard a player come out with those words”.
Sat next to his manager at the same news
conference, he added: “If players heard that among
ourselves it wouldn’t go down well.
“It is ridiculous I have to talk about it. It hurts because people are fighting.”
Chelsea, who lost just three league games last season, are 14 points behind leaders Manchester City.
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