Mourinho Chelsea manager

How often have you seen champions perform shambolically the next season? Too often, isn’t it. For some reason the winners of the previous season just cant recapture their old form and end up performing poorly . Many managers who are considered legends couldn’t defend their titles, even Sir Alex and Arsene Wenger  couldn’t keep a hold on the league trophy for consecutive seasons at times. The best current example is of course of the Premier League holders Chelsea. Last season Chelsea were flying, winnning the league with an 8 point lead on runners up Manchester City. Contrary to their utter dominance last season, they have performed disastrously this season and  sit at the 15th position on the table and are only 3 points clear of the relegation zone. Their messiah Jose Mourinho who won them the league twice in two terms has also been given the marching orders.

The decline in form of Hazard is one of the reasons Chelsea attack is misfiring .
The decline in form of Eden Hazard is one of the reasons Chelsea attack is misfiring .

But Chelsea are not the only ones who have defended their title so poorly. So here we point out the 5 worst title defences by champions.

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