Chelsea legend Didier Drogba reveals Jose Mourinho’s methods wore off

Didier Drogba admits that Jose Mourinho's coaching methods wore off towards the end of his first stint at Chelsea

Didier Drogba has admitted that Jose Mourinho failed to motivate his Chelsea players in the same way as he approached the end of his first spell in charge at Stamford Bridge.

The Portuguese coach led the Blues to back-to-back Premier League titles in his first two campaigns at the club as Drogba helped to fire the west London side to glory.

Drogba played under Mourinho during both of his stints in charge at Stamford Bridge and has hinted that history could be repeating itself this season.

The Blues find themselves 16th in the table and just three points off the relegation zone after a stuttering start to the new season.

And former Chelsea striker Drogba concedes that some of Mourinho’s methods wore off by the end of his first spell in charge at the west London club.

Drogba told the Daily Mirror: “I believe things often come in three-year cycles (and) we had arrived at the end of such a cycle.

“By the start of the fourth (season) that Jose had been in charge, I think we had started to reach a point where it was sometimes harder for his message to get through.

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“We wanted to hear it, we tried, but somehow we had lost a little bit of what made us special.”

Chelsea return to Premier League action against Norwich after the international break.

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