Former Blues striker runs rule over Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea soap opera

Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino is shocked by the current drama unfolding at defending Premier League champions

Tony Cascarino says he is shocked by Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea “soap opera” after the Blues’s 2-1 defeat by West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.

Hammers striker Andy Carroll sealed three points for the hosts at Upton Park after Chelsea defender Gary Cahill had cancelled out Mauro Zarate’s opener in the London derby.

I think Mourinho must be shell-shocked because he has never experienced anything like this in his career – we are all expecting things to change but they haven’t

Tony Cascarino

Chelsea have made their worst start to a top-flight campaign since 1978 after the west London side dropped to 15th in the Premier League table following 11 points from a possible 30.

Former Blues striker Cascarino says Mourinho hasn’t experienced such a crisis in his managerial career so far despite testing spells at his former club, Real Madrid.

“It feels like every week that there is another episode in front of us. You just don’t know what’s around the corner now,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.

“I think Mourinho must be shell-shocked because he has never experienced anything like this in his career – we are all expecting things to change but they haven’t.

“The strange thing about Saturday was that Cahill faced the media. He had to explain their loss to West Ham and what was happening which I thought was really strange.

“There must be relationships at the club that are nowhere near as strong as they once were.

“When the books come out a few years down the line we’ll find out a lot more about this period because one thing is for sure – it doesn’t all add up.”

Mourinho’s men won their fourth Premier League title last season after easing clear of second-placed Manchester City.

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The Chelsea boss is 2/1 to be sacked next in the Premier League following a sixth defeat in 10 top-flight games.

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