Chelsea players are all behind Mourinho – Mikel Obi

John Mikel Obi, has insisted that his Chelsea team-mates, are convinced Jose Mourinho is the right man for the club.

The Blues have endured a terrible start to the campaign and are currently in 15th place after 11 games, 14 points adrift of leaders, Manchester City and Arsenal.

Some reports have claimed that Mourinho has two games to save his job, while there are rumours he has lost the dressing room.

Over the weekend, a presenter on BBC Radio 5 Live, said one Chelsea player made it clear that he would rather lose than win for Mourinho.

Mikel Obi has now come out to debunk the story.

“We are right behind the manager,” he told reporters. “There’s no doubt about it. In training we work very hard. If anyone can turn this around, we definitely think he’s the one.

“Last year we were champions. We won two trophies. Jose knows this club more than any other manager. He’s the most successful manager in the club’s history.

“I definitely think that, if anything is wrong, if anything can be fixed, he is the one. There’s no one out there that is going to come in and fix what’s going on.

“If you tell the team that we are not giving 100 percent then there is the doubt, but we are giving 100 percent, we are playing for the manager, we are right behind him.

“He has come out a few times and said the players are not giving 100 percent and then you look at the next few games, the players come out and play better. He is doing everything that needs to be done.

“It’s just that right now things aren’t going well, so everyone [outside] wants him to go. I don’t think it’s the right way to go. I think that inside that dressing room we definitely believe he is the man to change things. He knows this club in and out.

“He knows what’s wrong and it’s just a matter of time before results start coming. We are playing well, we are working very hard in training. It’s just the results aren’t coming.”