Chelsea weren't good today, they weren't good at all. Most Chelsea fans are pretty angry with the performance, and apparently, they aren't alone. Jose Mourinho had some less-than-flattering things to say about a good portion of his players after Saturday's dismal 1-0 loss.
What cost Chelsea the game today? Mourinho: "Mentality. And a bit of quality."— Dan Levene (@BluesChronicle) March 29, 2014
Mourinho: "Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta: they perform every game. Other players are fantastic in some matches, disappear in others."— Dan Levene (@BluesChronicle) March 29, 2014
Mourinho asked about Torres' performance. "I prefer not to. I like to analyse individual performances when I can say phenomenal performance."— Dan Levene (@BluesChronicle) March 29, 2014
In response to my question to Mourinho about what qualities he wanted to bring to his side next season he wrote this pic.twitter.com/i4JsWszIQW— Paul Lagan (@CFCJourno) March 29, 2014
Today probably ended our title hopes for the 2013/14 season, and might have seen several layers cement their status as outgoing players with the performances they turned in today. It wouldn't be particularly hard to believe all of David Luiz, Fernando Torres, Demba Ba, and Frank Lampard playing elsewhere next season, though I'd have to say, the loss of Luiz would be relatively tough to swallow.
Regardless of what happens once the window opens this summer, here's hoping Mourinho's anger results in a much better performances against PSG this week, as a display as poor as this one will create an awfully deep hole against a side as good as the Ligue 1 leaders. Here's hoping the squad is ready for the hair dryer...