Chelsea slumped to their 7th defeat from twelve games in the Premier League, the first time that had happened to a Premier League Champion. Chelsea were without Jose Mourinho who was serving a one-match ban but it didn’t help the team as they lost due to an acrobatic goal by Marko Arnautovic. Stoke had a plan and that involved sucking up the pressure and hitting them on the break, Stoke had needed a win at home and they got it. Chelsea did try to get back in the game and even though they dominated the game, they couldn’t get the equaliser, what next for Jose Mourinho?
Chelsea doesn’t miss Mourinho
To be fair, Chelsea played much better with Mourinho being away from the team. Chelsea were bright, inventive and should have scored more than one goal, rather than not score at all. They hit the post and were denied a couple of times by Jack Butland. Chelsea should be able to get over their slump if they keep playing like this but was this Jose’s plans being worked out or the assistants who took over for this game?