Jose Mourinho told to stop being ’emotional’ and rebuild Chelsea

Garth Crooks feels that Jose Mourinho may have to drop a number of Chelsea's first-team regulars in the coming months

Garth Crooks has told Jose Mourinho that he will need to stop being “emotional” if he is to turn Chelsea’s season around.

The Blues finally returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory over Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon thanks to Diego Costa’s second-half goal in west London.

Chelsea have already slipped to seven Premier League defeats this season following a disastrous start to their title defence.

The west London side are currently 15th in the table as they look to climb towards the Champions League places heading into the hectic festive schedule.

And Crooks has warned Mourinho that the Portuguese coach will need to consider dropping some of his more experienced Chelsea stars in the coming weeks and months.

Crooks told BBC Sport: “I still think there is a big rebuilding project for Jose Mourinho at Chelsea over the next seven or eight months. That is not going to be pretty.

“If he doesn’t stop being emotional, in my opinion, about Chelsea, emotional about John Terry, emotional about [Branislav] Ivanovic, emotional about one or two others…he’s got to start rebuilding, if he’s serious about regaining the title at some stage.”

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Chelsea return to action with a Champions League trip to Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night as they look to take a step closer to the knockout phase.

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