Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has basically thrown his players under the bus by claiming he felt ‘betrayed’ by them after the 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Monday.
He also admitted his team will not finish in the top four this season after yet another defeat.
Leicester returned to the top of the Premier League with the result, 20 points clear of Chelsea, who are 16th.
Mourinho told Sky Sports: “We conceded two goals that are unacceptable. My best qualities are to read the game for my players, every detail about the opponent.
These two goals, the movement of Vardy between the central defenders, the cross with the left foot, it is a big frustration to accept. We should be two against one against Mahrez, not one against one. I feel that my work was betrayed.
“It’s obvious we did not play at our best level. Players in crucial positions are not at their normal level. It is hard.
“Last year I did phenomenal work. They were at more than their level. We are doing so bad this season for some reason. Some of them are different.
“Day by day in training, I have no complaints. I am frustrated by the difference between training and matches. I have to be honest with them.”
When asked when the top four had gone, Mourinho added: “Yes, clearly.”
The defeat leaves Chelsea just a point off the Premier League relegation zone, and 14 points behind the Champions League places.