Chelsea the reigning champions made a terrible start to their campaign as Jose Mourinho stated that he is going through the worst phase of his managerial career with his team winning just four of their 11 matches this season. The Premier League champions currently languish at 16th place in the table after eight games, having won just twice in the league.

Chelsea, who kept 17 league clean sheets last season, have kept just one so far, against a 9 man Arsenal, and have conceded 17 goals. Only Sunderland, who are at the bottom, have let in more in the league.

Are the players too complacent? Or is there a lack of motivation for them to perform well? Does the hunger and desire not prevail anymore?

It’s disappointing for the fans to see their team in such turmoil; off the pitch, on the pitch Chelsea has been involved for all the wrong reasons. But Jose’s team is expected to bounce back from their rough start; it’s just a matter of when.

Here are five reasons why Chelsea are struggling

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