EPL 2015-16: Focus will be on Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge

The defending champions have got off to a dismal start to the campaign and lie on a dismal 16th place.

By Rajdeep Saha | Updated: Nov 20, 2015, 19:45 PM IST
EPL 2015-16: Focus will be on Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge

New Delhi: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is in a crisis and he knows a victory at Stamford Bridge against Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday, will change moods for now.

The defending champions have got off to a dismal start to the campaign and lie on a dismal 16th place after 12 games. Mourinho, who is regarded as one of the best managers in the world, has been given time by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

The Russian, who has sacked managers at will over the last decade, will be one of the attendants for the match. Chelsea's title defence has taken a big blow but Jose knows he needs to get his team start afresh and finish as high as possible.

The process should start against Norwich on Saturday who lie a place above the hosts on the points table. Chelsea have lost their last three EPL games and it is a rare sight under Jose. With majority players being out of form, on and off-field controversies from the start of the season has plagued Chelsea's progress.

Jose had signed a four-year contract earlier this season and has repeatedly insisted he is the man to lead the team forward. Rightly so, the former Inter Milan and Real Madrid manager has all the capabilities of changing his side's fortunes.

Media outlets in England are after his sacking, as several other rumours have been doing rounds, but Jose has been a strong character all his life and his focus for now is surely on Saturday's tie.

Mourinho had a stadium ban in the last game against Stoke City which Chelsea lost 0-1. Mourinho's presence on the sidelines on Saturday will be of a major boost to the players. Chelsea fans have supported Jose all the way and now they will be hoping to start seeing flashes of last season's team.

Jose knows all eyes will be on him and his team against Norwich and it would be a fitting way to come out as winners at their home.

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