Former Chelsea and Dutch midfielder, Ruud Gullit claims Chelsea have lost their fear factor and are like Tiger Woods these days.
The Blues were beaten 1-0 by Stoke City on Saturday – their third consecutive loss and their seventh in the Premier League this season.
“It’s like Tiger Woods,” Gullit said on Sky Sports.
“In the beginning everybody who was standing with Tiger Woods knew already that they had lost the game. Now people see him and Chelsea and think: ‘We can beat them.’”
“They lost that aura of invincibility. They lost it. You can feel it. You can sense it. The players sense it also that the opposition is not afraid of you any more. To get that back you get it only by results”, he said.
Gullit also added that for his former club to fix the slump, manager Jose Mourinho, must accept he has made mistakes and stop blaming the players.
“In Holland there is a saying, Mourinho has to drink the last drop of the cup of poison. To the last drop. If the last drop is done then things will change. I think he is the only one who can change it.
“He can change it. If he would have said after the last game: ‘I’m wrong. I didn’t need to do that. I was emotional. You’re right. I should have this punishment.’ Then everyone would forgive him.
“In the past when the team won with Mourinho, it was Mourinho who won. When they lost, it was Mourinho who lost. All of a sudden this year, he was blaming the players. Now it was Mourinho who won and the players who lost. That was a bit of a difference I saw.
“He was criticising his players. Beforehand, he always guarded his players. Protected them.”
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