Begovic backing for Mourinho

Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic insists manager Jose Mourinho has the full backing of the changing room, despite the side's disastrous start to the Premier League season.

The Blues have endured their worst start to a campaign in almost two decades, with Saturday's 1-0 loss at Stoke City making it seven defeats from their opening 12 top-flight matches.

However, Begovic, who was signed by Mourinho in the off-season, telling Sky Sports: "We're behind the manager. I think you can see from our performance we're fighting for one another, fighting for everyone involved.

"We think he's the right man and he's someone we respect and we work hard for. It's unfortunate we're not giving him the results our performances deserve.

"We just have to keep playing like we are. Eventually, it has to turn. The wall will break down and we'll be up and running.

"It's not a simple thing, it's not something you can pinpoint. It's a collection of things and when things aren't going your way, you get punished for little bits and pieces."

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