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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich gives Jose Mourinho dreaded vote of confidence

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has no intention of sacking Jose Mourinho according to the Times.

Mourinho reportedly retains the backing of the Russian billionaire though this may well be akin to a dreaded ‘vote of confidence’ that traditionally leads to an inevitable parting of the ways.

Though Jose Mourinho only signed a new four year contract with the Stamford Bridge side last month this hasn’t prevented the odds on the Chelsea manager being axed from being slashed.

The club’s run of three defeats in five Premier League fixtures this term, the same number of losses as Chelsea suffered in the entire 2014/15 campaign, represents the West London side’s worst start to a campaign since 1988.

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Chelsea currently sit in 17th place in the Premier League table, some 11 points off table topping Man City, and face two must-win games in the coming week.

First Mourinho’s men take on Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Champions League action and then take on Arsenal on the weekend, two results that could well prove pivotal in Chelsea’s push to arrest their run of poor form.

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