Arsenal legend: Why I feel sorry for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho
Martin Keown says he feels sorry for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho
Martin Keown admits that he feels “sorry” for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho following the Blues’ stuttering start to the season.
The Portuguese coach has found himself in the unusual position of being under pressure after watching his Chelsea side slump to four defeats from their opening nine Premier League games.
The Blues head into Saturday’s clash with West Ham United 10 points behind leaders Manchester City and with their title defence in tatters.
Mourinho was recently hit with a £50,000 fine for publicly criticising the referee after the Chelsea’s 3-1 loss to Southampton last month.
And former Arsenal defender Keown admits that he feels some pity for the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss.
Keown told the Daily Mail: “I think Jose Mourinho is voicing a lot of his concerns publicly because they’re not being dealt with privately.
“He is almost putting himself under pressure and, dare I say it, I almost feel sorry for Mourinho.
“He looks isolated and when his team aren’t doing the talking on the pitch it’s like he feels he has to fill the void.”
Arsenal take on Everton at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon knowing that a victory will hoist Arsene Wenger’s men up to the top of the table heading into Sunday’s Manchester derby clash at Old Trafford.