The defeat leaves the Stamford Bridge outfit with just four points from their first five games, having also lost to Crystal Palace and Manchester City so far. A draw with Swansea City and a scraped victory over West Brom complete their results so far, which don’t bode well for the defence of their Premier League title.
William Hill now have the Portuguese at 7/2 to be sacked before the end of the year, and 5/2 to be gone before the season ends. Spokesman Joe Crilly said of the new odds: “Chelsea have had a woeful start to the season and you have to think that the race for the title is almost over before it has begun.
“Mourinho very rarely lasts longer than a couple of seasons at clubs and there is a feeling that his second stint at Stamford Bridge may be coming to a close.”
The poor results, coupled with the failed attempts to sign John Stones have been likened to the situation surrounding Mourinho’s departure from the Blues in 2007. However, so far owner Roman Abramovich is yet to fall out with the 52-year-old, which was a major issue when he left Stamford Bridge before.
With a tough game against Arsenal coming up after the beginning of their Champions League campaign, results need to pick up soon if Chelsea aren’t going to disappoint massively this season.