Twitter reacts as a wounded Jose Mourinho walks the Leicester tightrope
Jose Mourinho and Chelsea faced yet further embarrassment on Monday as a late night trip to the King Power Stadium resulted in yet another Premier League defeat for the reigning top flight champions.
While Leicester fans will remember the occasion for the way in which Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez dismantled their bewildered guests, this fixture is likely to stick in the minds of Chelsea fans for the comments made by Mourinho following defeat.
It proved an extraordinary post-match interview from the Blues manager, who ultimately suggested that his players aren’t as good as he made them look last season. However, claims of betrayal will surely fall on deaf ears as Blues fans continue to endure the worst decline in top flight history.
Defeat to Leicester will have proven a blow for a host of reasons, not least as Claudio Ranieri returned to his previous employees to take three points. However, perhaps more damaging for Mourinho is the fact Chelsea now lie 20 points behind Monday night’s opponents, and 14 off the top four.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the Stamford Bridge outfit’s latest display and Mourinho’s subsequent outburst:
Even by Mourinho standards, that was a remarkable verbal slaughtering of his own players. Astonishing
— Martin Lipton (@MartinLipton) December 14, 2015
Mourinho is turning on his own players. "I feel like my work was betrayed," is some statement, for any manager.
— Daniel Taylor (@DTathletic) December 14, 2015
Five years ago Mourinho belittled Ranieri as a "loser at Chelsea." This must be a wonderful night for the Italian.
— Sam Pilger (@sampilger) December 14, 2015
— Tifo Football (@TifoFootball_) December 14, 2015
— COPA90 US (@Copa90US) December 14, 2015
At any other club, Mourinho would be toast. Not his fault, of course.
— Michael Calvin💙 (@CalvinBook) December 14, 2015
All that money and Chelsea still resort to long throws and Ivanovic upfront. Good job the manager isn't English…..
— Journeyman (@bsmudger7) December 14, 2015
Before tonight the last Chelsea manager to lose to Leicester was… Claudio Ranieri.
— Jonathan Wilson (@jonawils) December 14, 2015
Leicester are TWENTY points clear of Chelsea, TWENTY points. That's absolutely utterly mental. One extraordinary rise, one bonkers collapse
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) December 14, 2015
Is it time to take Leicester seriously as at least top 4 contenders no or are Chelsea just broken?
— Spencer (@SpencerOwen) December 14, 2015
Only three Chelsea players go over to their own fans at end — Courtois, Ivanovic and Azpilicueta. The rest straight down the tunnel…
— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) December 14, 2015
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