‘Rodgers is proven in the Championship – he’ll get Chelsea back up in no time!’

first_imgChelsea’s third Premier League defeat in a row left the defending champions in 16th place, three points above the relegation zone after 12 games.The statistics are damning: Chelsea’s results after a dozen matches represent the worst performance by any reigning champions in the Premier League era.It is the club’s worst start to a season since 1978 (worse than when they were last relegated in 1987/88), and the first time they have lost three successive league games since October 1999.Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho had never lost more than six league fixtures in a season in his managerial career, but has now racked up seven losses by the beginning of November.Incredibly, this is relegation form from Chelsea, who may take comfort from the fact that only once in the 123-year history of relegation from English football’s top flight have the defending champions gone down.It couldn’t happen to Chelsea, could it? Probably not, but that hasn’t stopped people from having a laugh at the prospect on social media… 1 Chelsea v Walsall: coming next season in the Championship? last_img

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