20 Mar 2018 15:09:22
Beginning of the season I thought we had a real good shot at the league with the football we was playing, numerous 4-0 wins and great fast counter attacks. What's happened? What's changed? Same squad minus mkhi and plus sanchez.

Lack of effort?
Manager criticism getting to the players?
Manager losing the dressing room?

Can't put my finger on it tbh, we all knew the style Mourinho is famous for, but I saw different to that at the beginning. Now he seems to be going more cautious. Not to my liking.

1.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 16:48:31
Name me one player who looks to be enjoying themselves?

Then start naming the City or Liverpool or Spurs players who seem happy in their work environment.

Chelsea players were pretty happy last season and they won the title, this season they look miserable and will struggle to finish in the top four.

That's not to say that happiness is the only thing that makes a difference. But our players look like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders at the moment. Our dressing room doesn't sound like a happy place atm.

2.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 16:58:53
In all honesty I think we need to cut our losses. Rid of Mourinho and possibly Pogba too. Send em both to PSG, get Allegri or Jardim in and some midfielders who go about their play properly and don't pose around like an overpaid child changing their hair colour everyday and updating there Instagram by the hour.

Else I feel we'll fall behind.

3.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 17:09:34
I think it’s an indication of players being afraid to take risks. As the season has progressed, players are less likely to do something that deviates from Jose’s instructions because that’s what gets you dropped. This has helped defenders somewhat by ensuring they have extra protection, but stifled attacking creativity. If you’re game plan is being directly dictated by the manager, this leaves little room for any improvisation.

4.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 17:55:50
I think a lot of players are struggling with weight of expectation that comes with being a united player. Maybe they've realised they aren't good enough. Maybe they look themselves up on twitter or come on here. Not to defect anything away from Jose. I'm sure that's not helping matters with some of them.

{Ed025's Note - shaw is certainly struggling with the weight mort, but i dont know about the expectation bit mate.. :)

5.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 20:44:54
Just want to point out that we have a squad full of internationals and there's a world cup coming up. Maybe that's why a few players are taking their foot off the gas a little. Plus we've not got a lot to play for anymore.

6.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 21:57:43
I’m with Mort. Too many can’t handle playing for us and have stage fright.

Shaw being a prime culprit, added to the fact he can’t be bothered. Look at Young's comments today. If Shaw got his head down and worked he’d be one of the best in the world. Quite a dammning quote from a team mate.

Maybe even put Pogba in this bracket. He came here to be the main man but he clearly isn’t right now. I’m not advocating selling him, but great players have come here and crumbled over the years.