Roy Keane: Chelsea players need to toughen up

Roy Keane says Chelsea have lost their desire and hunger this season

Roy Keane says the Chelsea players need to toughen up after a disastrous start to the season.

The Blues ended a run of four games without a victory on Wednesday night thanks to a 2-1 victory over Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea make the daunting trip to Britannia Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon as the defending champions look to secure their first win since October 17.

Former Republic of Ireland international Keane says he hasn’t impressed with the attitude of some of Mourinho’s players following their League Cup exit last month.

“It comes down to hunger and desire, and I think they’ve lost that,” Keane told ITV Sport.

“I saw them last week against Stoke, and every time they were touched, they were rolling around the pitch.

“Costa went off injured in an important cup tie but was fit three or four days later. Some of these Chelsea players need to toughen up.”

Aleksandar Dragovic turned Willian’s cross into his own net to help Chelsea break the deadlock in the first half, before the Dynamo Kyiv midfielder scored at the other end as he beat Asmir Begovic.

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However, Willian’s superb free-kick on 83 minutes secured three points for Chelsea.

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