Mark Lawrenson labels Chelsea players ‘disgraceful’ after Sunderland win

Mark Lawrenson was not impressed to see Chelsea seal a 3-1 win after Jose Mourinho's sacking

Mark Lawrenson has criticised Chelsea’s player for their attitude after the Blues coasted to a 3-1 win over Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in their first game since Jose Mourinho’s sacking on Thursday.

The Blues raced into a 2-0 lead against the Black Cats thanks to goals from Branislav Ivanovic and Pedro Rodriguez in west London.

Oscar’s penalty made it 3-0 in the second half, before Fabio Borini pulled a goal back for the visitors.

A number of Chelsea players were booed and jeered during the game as newly-appointed interim manager Guus Hiddink watched the game from the stands with Roman Abramovich and Didier Drogba.

And Lawrenson has been left less-than-impressed by the Chelsea squad’s attitude.

Lawrenson told BBC Sport: “That [Chelsea’s] result tells you everything you need to know about footballers. Disgraceful.”

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Saturday’s win left Chelsea in 15th place in the Premier League table and 10 points behind leaders Leicester City, who beat the Blues 2-1 in what turned out to be Mourinho’s final game in charge last week.

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