Mourinho claims ex-club Chelsea have lost their ‘excellence and stability’ under Tuchel

Lewis Oldham
Mourinho speaks on Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has claimed that his former club Chelsea have lost their “excellence and stability” this season under their German manager Thomas Tuchel.

There has been a lot of tension surrounding the Blues over the past few months.

Their current owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government at the start of March amid Russia’s ongoing conflict with Ukraine.

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It was revealed last week that Todd Boehly’s purchase of Chelsea could be completed before the end of this season.

Chelsea’s situation behind the scenes appears to have affected the players on the pitch. They have only won four of their last ten games across all competitions.

A three-game winless run in the league has seen Arsenal close in on their rivals. The Gunners are now only a point behind third-placed Chelsea. Tottenham are four points further back.

Speaking on Chelsea’s current situation, Mourinho acknowledged that they are in a “difficult moment”:

“It’s a difficult moment and you can even feel it at the football level because they have lost that level of excellence and stability. But this is at the moment, you know,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.

“If you ask me do I have someone I would like to take over my Chelsea? Then yes I have, but I close my mouth. I just know the club has reached such a level that it doesn’t matter who it’s with, Chelsea will always be Chelsea. Chelsea will always be.

“And my house will always be 200 metres from the stadium and I want to keep listening to the sound of happiness and success and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be like that.”

The Evening Standard are claiming that Boehly is ready to ‘kick-start Chelsea transfer plans ahead of vital summer spending spree’.

There are ‘serious concerns within the club that they are playing catch-up this summer’ with Chelsea now 19 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City after their recent slump in form.

Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are set to leave on free transfers in the summer window and they could be joined by Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, who have been linked to moves away.

The Evening Standard insists that Tuchel is ‘expected to be fully backed in the transfer market’ with the former Borussia Dortmund coach wanting ‘two centre-backs, as well as reinforcements to his attack’ plus ‘cover at wing-back’.

The report adds that ‘his plans in midfield are dependent on departures’ while he is ‘still to be convinced’ that Romelu Lukaku ‘can be the long-term solution at the point of his attack’.