To put it quite simply, Chelsea are in absolute crisis right now with their form showing no real signs of turning around for the better.
If you had said to Blues supporters in the midst of their title celebrations at Stamford Bridge last term that they’d be three points off the Premier League relegation zone with 12 games played in 2015/16, they’d probably have laughed you out of town.
But that is the cold, hard reality for Jose Mourinho’s side this term who actually played rather well at Stoke City away on the weekend; it just seems as if everything is conspiring against the side from West London this term.
Some are putting the dramatic fall from grace down to Mourinho giving now sacked dcotor Eva Carneiro a very public dressing down at the start of the season with players potentially not trying for the manager after these flippant actions because other than that flashpoint, why else would these players have gone off the boil so badly?
Since that pressure cooker moment of inter-club relations, we’ve seen Mourinho employ an us versus them mentality against referees in particularly and it seems his appeals – often just – have been a case of the boy crying wolf too many times that officials are actually going against the Blues nowadays.
With all this negativity swirling around the club at the moment, a new top signing in January could help lift the mood somewhat and one man The Independent claim Chelsea are preparing a move for today is Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain.
With Mourinho working with the forward in his time at Real Madrid, the striker would be much welcomed in West London but the same reports claim a deal might not be likely until next summer.
Nevertheless, we’re taking this moment to stick Higuain in what we believe to be the best Chelsea XI on paper right now.
Click on the image below to reveal the best Chelsea XI under Jose Mourinho including Gonzalo Higuain.
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