Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas says his team-mates must take responsibility for the Club’s poor performance and must step up to the plate.
The defending Champions woes were deepened after a 2-1 lost to Leicester City on Monday night, which gave them a bad record of nine losses in 16 games just a point above the relegation zone.
Head coach Jose Mourinho hinted after the game that he felt his work was betrayed by his boys saying, “One of my best qualities is to read the game for my players and I feel like my work was betrayed.”
“We will all have to take responsibility. If you are a big player and paid like a big player, you must play like a big player and behave like a big player”; the 28-year-old said during a Q&A session which took place at Facebook in London.
“I am not saying you can’t have a bad season and bad games. We all have big players and small players, but the attitude must be spot on.”
“We must always be at the top of our games, even when it’s not and not the behavior that we are seeing right now from every Chelsea player”. commented the Spanish international.
Chelsea have three more games before the end of this year and their opponents in line are Sunderland, Watford and Man United respectively and the team must be careful not to drop any more points to stop them from falling further deep into the relegation zone.
Fabregas was joined by joined by former Arsenal team-mate and Thierry Henry who also went on to stress out that the players must take responsibility for the poor : “It seems like it’s difficult for them and yes, you can have a go at the boss, but I also think you can have a massive go at the players at the moment.”
There is looming pressure on the Portuguese boss and it looks quite likely that Roman Abramovich will remain patient if this continues in this manner.