Branislav Ivanovic says all Chelsea players could have been sacked before in the season
– Ivanovic trusts club owner ROman Abramovich has the idea inside of him
– Jose Mourinho was in the end sacked with the club in sixteenth spot in December
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic says club owner Roman Abramovich could have sacked every one of the players at the club taking after their appalling begin to the 2015/2016 season under previous director Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho was sacked in December with his side stranded in sixteenth position in the Premier League. Diverse reasons have been offered in the matter of why the prevailing champions fizzled woefully in their title barrier however Ivanovic is unyielding the players – not the Portuguese mentor – were to be faulted for the poor keep running of results.
"Jose didn't change. He didn't change the way he arranged the game," the 32-year-old told the Daily Mail. "He didn't change the way he treated us. He didn't change anything. He was the same. "Football is about players. The administrators are not on the pitch. It is 11 against 11. You must be superior to your rival and, toward the start of the season, we weren't. "The players were more in charge of that circumstance than the supervisor. Obviously it is troublesome in football to change 25 players part of the way through the season. "Yet, I think at this club if [Abramovich] could have, he would have changed every one of us also.
Mourinho was in this manner supplanted by a previous break administrator Guus Hiddink who returned for a brief moment spell with the club.
Guus Hiddink Chelsea are on a 11-amusement unbeaten streak in the Premier League subsequent to Hiddink's arrangement and bounced into the alliance's main 10 with a 2-1 win over Norwich City on Tuesday.