Chelsea balls: Mourinho’s new low, Stoke City are easy, Blues ‘plumb new depths’
Chelsea balls: The Sun sticks its napkin into its collar, picks up a knife and fork and tucks into Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Stoke – a Premier League playing at home – beat Chelsea on penalties in the League Cup.
The Sun’s back page tells us that the result means Jose Mourinho is “on the brink” of leaving Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho is “clinging to his job by a thread”. Chelsea did a “crash ‘n burn”. Chelsea “plumbed new depths”.
To recap: Stoke City are a top-flight side playing at home. They won in a penalty shoot-out.
The Sun’s match reports goes:
It cannot be disputed his [Mourinho’s] players gave their all for him last night. This time, unquestionably, they threw everything at it.
Sure, they showed new levels of commitment, determination and dogged resistence [sic] as they clawed their way back from the loss of a sensational Jon Walters goal. Of course, they kept going to deservedly snatch a stoppage-time equaliser through sub Loic Remy. But that should really be a given from the reigning champions.
Can a team plumb news depth by playing as champions should? Apparently, yes.