Cesc Fabregas has again denied leading a mutiny against Jose Mourinho and says the Chelsea boss retains the trust of his players.
The Blues are currently languishing in 16th place in the Premier League with the champions having lost seven of their 12 games.
Mourinho’s future appears uncertain and the dressing room is reported to have been split during the Blues’ woeful start to the defence of their title.
But Fabregas has refuted reports that he has led an anti-Mourinho faction in the squad and belives the club will continue to back their manager.
He told Spain’s Radio COPE: “Mourinho trusts us and we trust him.
“Obviously it is a lie [that he led a mutiny against Mourinho]. I backed him in a very difficult time.
“My relationship with Mourinho is good, as always, but when things aren’t going well people are always looking for something.”
“We’re not doing well in the league at the moment. Last year we lost four games all season and this season we have lost seven already.
“But Mourinho is a winner, when he loses he goes home p****d off like I do.
“The results at Chelsea aren’t what we would want and don’t reflect the level of our play.
“I feel good in myself, but when the results aren’t coming everything is negative and everything looks bad.”