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‘My players betrayed me’- Mourinho

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Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho (R) speaks to midfielder Eden Hazard as he is helped off the pitch during an English Premier League football match on December 14, 2015. PHOTO/AFP
Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho (R) speaks to midfielder Eden Hazard as he is helped off the pitch during an English Premier League football match on December 14, 2015. PHOTO/AFP

LONDON, December 14- Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is still struggling to explain his team’s poor form, which continued with a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Monday.

The Foxes shot back to the top of the Premier League standings thanks to goals from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez before Loic Remy pulled one back for the struggling Blues.

“One of my best qualities is to read the game for my players and I feel like my work was betrayed,” Mourinho said.

“One possibility is that I did an amazing job last season and brought the players to a level that is not their level and now they can’t maintain it.”

This latest defeat, Chelsea’s ninth of the season and third in their last five games, dropped them down to 16th in the standings, one point above the relegation zone.

“I accept we are in the relegation zone but I don’t accept we are in a relegation battle,” Mourinho continued.

“You look at the table and we are there but you think you are in a relegation battle if you think you are there for three or four months. I don’t think that.

“To turn things around, I know only one way – working at the top level. Day by day in training I have no complaints with [players]. But is it frustrating to see what they are doing in training and what they do in matches.”

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