Mourinho demands ‘improvement’ from Chelsea midfielders

Jose Mourinho demands an improvement from the likes of Eden Hazard and Oscar for Chelsea next season

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho has demanded an improvement from the likes of Eden Hazard and Oscar for Chelsea next season.

The Blues can move back to the top of the table with victory over Norwich at Stamford Bridge on Sunday before Manchester City play their game in hand in midweek.

Every one who is in an age of improvement needs to improve

Jose Mourinho

But with his side facing the possibility of a trophyless campaign, Mourinho wants to see improved displays from his midfielders next season as the Portuguese coach looks to bring silverware to the west London club.

“You can’t improve John Terry, Ashley Cole and these guys,” said Mourinho. “If you keep them in the position where they are, it’s fantastic.

“All of the others have to improve. You can’t succeed with everybody.

“You try to help, but it’s up to them. Every one who is in an age of improvement needs to improve. For example, has Andre Schurrle had a good season? Not bad, but next season must be better. Much better, I think.

“Schurrle, Mohamed Salah, Oscar, Willian, Eden Hazard, all of them are in an age of improvement.”

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