The troubles continues for reigning Premier League champions Chelsea as the Blues lost 3-1 to Southampton on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea has had a rough start to the season, and despite having a lineup full of stars they find themselves in 16th place in the table with eight points after eight games, having only won two games in the league along with four defeats and two draws.
Chelsea got off to a good start against Southampton as Willian scored on a free-kick in the 10th minute. Willian now has goals in four straight games in all competitions.
Southampton tied things up shortly before halftime as Steven Davies got his first goal of the season. Chelsea were still controlling the action, but it all fell apart in the second half.
Sadio Mane gave Southampton the lead in the 60th minute and Graziano Pelle made it 3-1 in the 72nd minute.
John Terry was back in the lineup for Chelsea, but he did little to convince Jose Mourinho to keep him in the starting XI.
Mourinho was clearly frustrated as he spoke to Sky Sports right after the final whistle.
“If the club wants to sack me, they will have to sack me. I am convinced we will finish top 4,” Mourinho said.
He also took a dig at referee Robert Madley, who he felt failed to give Chelsea a penalty.
“Clearly the referees are afraid to give decisions to Chelsea,” Mourinho said. “The penalty was such a big moment.
“If the FA wants to punish me, then do it. Referees are afraid to give decisions.
“We are always punished. Diego Costa, the penalty today. Even in the CL, we are not given a penalty.
“The penalty today would have been a giant penalty, and the referee was afraid to give it.”