Having rallied to complete a late fightback against Newcastle United yesterday evening at St James’ Park, Chelsea managed to complete the minimum requirement after a dour first half-and-a-bit to the game where the Blues went 2-0 down to the Magpies.
Most definitely the Blues’ bogey ground of recent years, Jose Mourinho described his team’s first half performance as unacceptable with Chelsea still on just 8 points and only three positions clear of the relegation zone.
In what is uncharted territory for Mourinho, the Blues boss also claimed that he laughed in the second half out of complete and utter confusion at the current predicament his team is in with the Portuguese tactician usually used to his team going shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Manchester City at the summit of the top flight instead.
Last season’s Premier League champions of course, the Blues’ drop off in form has been dramatic to say the least, considering this same team had just gone all the way to winning the title only four months ago now.
Enduring a poor pre-season before rarely losing to Arsenal in the Community Shield and dismissing Eva Carneiro from her medical duties in a highly controversial affair, perhaps these distractions have knocked Chelsea off course but as we’ve also seen in the past, it can often prove the case that having won a league title, that same hunger and desire just isn’t there that next season.
With the Carneiro incident proving unsavoury for everybody involved, we’re jumping in here today to devise a list of five other outrageous scandals that have rocked Chelsea in the modern era.
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