Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has questioned whether or not the way in which Jose Mourinho is dealing with his players is appropriate.
Mourinho came under fire specifically for the way in which he dealt with Nemanja Matic during the defeat to Southampton last month, for which he was forced to come out and deny that he had gone out of his way to ‘humiliate’ the Serbian midfielder, as reported by The Daily Mail.
However, Wright was discussing the Chelsea manager’s public criticism of players so far this season rather than the Portuguese tactician keeping it in-house and speaking to them directly.
The latest player to suffer from the issue is Eden Hazard, who was dropped against Aston Villa on Saturday with Mourinho revealing that the Belgian must work harder defensively if he wants his place back permanently, as reported by Sky Sports.
While Wright seemingly has a point, the counter-argument is that Matic has since responded in the right manner and produced an impressive display against Dynamo Kiev to suggest that the way in which Mourinho handled him has now got the best out of him again.
Whether or not the same can be said for Hazard remains to be seen, but Mourinho will certainly hope that his side can turn things around after a disappointing start to the campaign both at home and abroad as they have fallen short of their previous high standards so far.