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Sports News of Friday, 16 October 2015


Mourinho suspects Rahman in Chelsea squad mutiny

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Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho is suspecting humble Ghanaian defender Baba Rahman is among the players plotting mutiny at the Blues after it emerged it some stars are seeking to revolt against the Portuguese manager.

Mourinho insists there is no ‘squad mutiny’ at Chelsea, joking that those who don’t like his regime will not play for the club.

It emerged yesterday that sections of the Blues dressing room are discontent with Mourinho’s methods.

The London Evening Standard claimed Nemanja Matic, Cesar Azpilicueta and Oscar are all put out by Mourinho’s treatment towards them.

New signings Baba Rahman, Papy Djilobodji and Radamel Falcao are also said not to see eye-to-eye with the boss.

But Mourinho, who is under pressure to get results at Stamford Bridge, moved to dispel reports of disharmony among his players.

“My reaction is: Begovic – ‘We have the best manager in the world’,” he said.

“Zouma: ‘We have the best manager in the world’, John Terry: ‘We have the manager we want, he’s the one that we want, the one that can help us lift this situation’, Diego Costa: ‘If you ask any player in the world, they will all answer the same, that they want to work with three managers and one of them is this one’.

Radamel Falcao is another player thought to be unhappy with Mourinho

“Who else? Fabregas the same, Ramires the same, Loftus-Cheek the same, Cahill the same, Eden Hazard very similar.

“So… I think the mutiny must be Baba, who else? Falcao, Papy Djilobodji, Oscar. So these four don’t play Saturday for sure!”

Chelsea host Aston Villa in tomorrow’s 2pm kick off in need of a victory.

They sit 16th in the Premier League, four points off the drop zone, having won just two top-flight games all season.

While Mourinho might suspect Baba to be among the players who are seeking to revolt, the right-back is very humble and has got no history of fomenting trouble both at club and international level.