Jamie Carragher: Chelsea need to stop ’embarrassing paranoia’

Jamie Carragher warns Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho that his "paranoia" has got to stop

Jamie Carragher has labelled Jose Mourinho’s recent post-match interviews as “embarrassing” and has told the Chelsea manager to stop if he wants to reverse his side’s ailing fortunes.

The west London club slumped to their sixth Premier League defeat of the season on Saturday as they were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Stamford Bridge to leave them in 15th place in the table and 14 points behind leaders Manchester City.

That result came after the Blues were dumped out of the League Cup on penalties by Stoke City in midweek and followed their 2-1 loss to West Ham United the week before.

Mourinho refused to give any comments to BT Sport after his side’s defeat by the Merseyside outfit on Saturday, insisting that he has “nothing to say”.

However, with Chelsea set to host Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League on Wednesday night, former Liverpool defender Carragher has told the Portuguese coach to change his attitude and help reverse his side’s fortunes.

Carragher said on Sky Sports on Monday: “He has to change some things and these interviews have got to stop, because they’re embarrassing him and they’re embarrassing the club.

“Maybe he’s trying to create a siege mentality but I don’t think the players would be totally agreeing with the manager, blaming referees. Chelsea were very poor at the weekend.

“This paranoia has got to stop, that the world is against them because they’re not.”

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