BBC reporter Garry Richardson has made a claim that a Chelsea first team player told him he'd rather 'lose than win' for Jose Mourinho.

The Chelsea manager is under intense pressure after 6 defeats in 11 matches. A sequence of games which has left last year's Premier League champions 14 points off the pace and languishing in 15th place in the table. The club have only won three times in the 2015/16 season and now every game has to faced like a cup final, any further slip ups could be costly for the 'Special One'. Wednesday night's game against Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge is now crucial to the club's season and also, possibly, Jose Mourinho's future.

A defeat would be unthinkable as Chelsea's last hope of salvaging something from a disastrous start to their league campaign might be a credible performance in Europe.

Serious questions, however, are now being asked about the Portuguese manager's grip on the situation, and his relationship with his players.

Some suspect that something seriously has gone wrong behind the scenes. Jamie Redknapp said as much after Chelsea capitulated to Southampton at St Marys. Redknapp stated that the way the team played made him think Jose had lost the dressing room.

More than that, Mourinho's own performances at recent after match interviews have been described as pathetic, embarrassing and weird, does this suggest he is losing it?

In the most recent defeat to Liverpool, Mourinho remained e on the playing surface after the end of the game locked in an intense meeting with his background staff. According to some reports he was telling his staff that they cannot afford to lose at Stoke in their next scheduled Premier League match.

To add to Jose Mourinho's miseries former Chelsea doctor Eva Caneiro's lawyers have instructed the club she is to take them to court for constructive dismissal.

But, it was also revealed that Caneiro is also to sue Jose Mourinho. It was Mourinho who publicly condemned the doctor after she took the field against Swansea to treat Eden Hazard. He described Dr Caneiro as 'naïve'.

Jose Mourinho is high octane entertainment but his present predicament is now a full-blown crisis as the situation grows increasingly worse by the game.

Most analysts were sure he would turn the situation around, now there are those who doubt that initial assessment. Only time will tell.