Ex-Chelsea left-back Wayne Bridge has had his say on the club’s troublesome season during Jose Mourinho’s second visit.
Mourinho’s Chelsea brilliantly dominated the English Premier League during 14/15 season but the same squad mysteriously turned their performance to the opposite in the season that followed.
Chelsea sat 14th in the Premier League table, 14 points behind fourth place Manchester United after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on 5th of December, 2015.
Mourinho encountered heavy flak for Chelsea’s awful 15/16 season, with a number of supporters calling for a change in the Stamford Bridge managerial seat. Despite all, Bridge, who played under the Portuguese manager during his first spell in Stanford Bridge, believed Mourinho was the right man to get Chelsea out of the unexplainable mess they found themselves in.
“You just don’t know when their bad spell is going to end. I think at some point it will but it’s a question of when,” Bridge told Express Sport. I still think Jose is the right man for the job even though a lot of people are asking when he is going to get the sack.
“Even though the team are struggling he should be given until the end of the season because of who he is and given time, he will definitely turn it around.”
After working under him, albeit when Chelsea were winning steadily, Bridge insists the 52-year-old would be doing everything he could do to turn things around as he is not lazy in that aspect.
The retired left-back, who ended his playing career in the Championship with Reading, admitted he feels Chelsea were struggling because they lack real leaders.
Antonio Conte’s blue soldiers who are currently 7th on the league table with 5 points behind the leader, Man City ended the struggling 15/16 season in tenth position after Jose Mourinho was sacked by mutual consent and was temporarily replaced by one of their ex-coaches, Guus Hindik.