Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard believes that the players at the club need to do more in order to turn their season around.
The reigning Premier League champions have collected just 11 points from 11 games so far this year which in turn sees them continue to languish in the bottom half of the table.
Having lost six games already this season, it is the worst start to a title defence in Premier League history and so unsurprisingly it has led to pressure building on both the squad and Mourinho.
The Portuguese tactician has remained defiant throughout though, as reported by The Guardian, and insists that he is the man to ensure that the Blues put their crisis behind them and end the campaign in a strong way.
Although he has faced significant criticism, Mourinho has received the backing of his former player, with Lampard telling Monday Night Football on Sky Sports that he believes that the players need to be accountable for the poor form this year.
The likes of John Terry and Eden Hazard have failed to reach the same standard of performance from last season, and that has contributed to their woes despite Mourinho failing to turn the tide.
Coupled with the fact that the 52-year-old continues to face disciplinary action from the FA, as well as legal action from former club doctor Eva Carneiro, as reported by the BBC, the problems continue to mount for him which could see him fold under the pressure and be tempted to walk away despite dismissing that notion.
Chelsea face Stoke City on Saturday evening looking to end their poor run of results, although having lost to Mark Hughes’ men in the Capital One Cup at the Britannia Stadium last month, it promises to be another difficult encounter for the Blues.