So where did it go all wrong for Jose Mourinho? You be the judge as Naijaloaded highlights the Portuguese crisis this season.
Chelsea Football Team report for pre-season training a week later than other teams.
Pre-season duties meant Chelsea played Barcelona four days before they faced Arsenal at Wembley in the Community Shield.
Beaten 1-0 by Arsenal in the Community Shield.
Chelsea open their season with a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge to Gary Monk’s Swansea. Yet the game was marred by Mourinho’s criticism of club doctor Eva Carneiro and head physiotherapist Jon Fearn, who rushed onto the pitch to treat injured Eden Hazard.
Manchester City destroy Chelsea at the Ethiad Stadium 3-0 and captain John Terry was subbed off at half-time.
John Terry was back in the starting line-up for the trip to West Brom but the Chelsea skipper was sent off. Chelsea managed to win 3-2.
Crystal Palace beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho’s second home defeat in 100 league games at home.
Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-0 but result again was marred by Diego Costa’s spat with Gabriel, which saw the Arsenal defender sent off.
Eva Carneiro leaves her position as first-team doctor at Chelsea.
Club doctor Eva Carneiro leaves her position of first-team doctor at Chelsea.
Mourinho goes on a seven-minute rant following his side’s 3-1 loss against Southampton, claiming that referees are “afraid” to give Chelsea any decisions. Says he will not walk away from Chelsea and will have to be sacked if they want rid of him. Subs Matic off after 20 minutes.
Chelsea back Jose Mourinho with a vote of confidence.
Mourinho slapped with a one-match suspended stadium ban and £50,000 fine following his post-Southampton rant.
Leaves last year’s player of the season Eden Hazard on the bench, claiming the playmaker needs to work harder to win his place back in the team.
Reignites feud with TV pundits and journalists – “You need to be brave to criticise my history”
Footage emerges of Mourinho appearing to shove schoolboy on London street. He later denied intimidating the youth.
Blands referee Damir Skomina “weak and naive” following Chelsea’s goalless draw with Dynamo Kiev – another dig at Arsene Wenger, who used the exact words against Mike Dean but went unpunished by the FA.
Mourinho sent to the stands during a fiery 2-1 loss at West Ham, which leaves the Blues in 15th place after ten games.
Chelsea beaten 1-3 by Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. Two days later, Mourinho slapped with a stadium ban and fined £40,000.
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