Liverpool secured a 3-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to pile the pressure on Jose Mourinho.
A double from Philippe Coutinho and a late strike from Christian Benteke secured Jurgen Klopp’s first Premier League win since his arrival at the club, but it was another miserable day for the reigning champions.
Chelsea have now slipped to six defeats already this season after just 11 games, and have collected just 11 points which leaves them languishing in 15th place in the table.
Their inability to keep compact defensively has undoubtedly been an issue having now conceded 22 goals, and that trend continued on Saturday as the backline were unable to deal with Coutinho as the Brazilian produced two stunning goals.
Liverpool enjoyed long periods of possession and were finally able to translate that into goals, and as a result they will leave west London with great confidence as they will see this as a result that they can now build on.
In contrast, it remains to be seen what happens for Mourinho with regards to his future at Chelsea, as the Portuguese tactician had insisted prior to kick off that he “wasn’t worried” about his job, as reported by the BBC.
However, such a sustained poor run of results will not reflect well on the 52-year-old, who could argue that several things went against his side on Saturday.
Aside from Coutinho’s equaliser finding the net after the two minutes of additional time in the first half had elapsed, Lucas Leiva escaped a possible second booking after bringing Ramires down in the second half.
However, the hosts received a slice of luck too with Diego Costa also escaping punishment, as replays showed that he kicked out at Martin Skrtel after the two had tangled up as they contested a loose ball.
Nevertheless, the result is yet another setback for Chelsea and Mourinho, and it is unclear as to how many more they can suffer before a change is made.
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