Mourinho: Some are not living Chelsea

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has taken another swipe at his players, accusing some squad members of not showing enough passion on the pitch.

Mourinho felt "betrayed" by his side after they failed to adhere to his instructions in the 2-1 defeat at Leicester on Monday, which saw the Blues slip to 16th place in the standings following their ninth loss of the season.

Reports this week began to circulate that the Portuguese coach's future is being discussed by the club's hierarchy as the team's struggles continue – they have won just four of their opening 16 games this term.

But Mourinho wants more time to turn things around at Stamford Bridge and he again laid the blame at the players' door in an interview with Chelsea TV.

"Some of them need to rethink the way they live Chelsea, they live football, they live their job," he said.

"Chelsea is big. Football is more than a job – it's a passion. Every match on the pitch you should live with an unbelievable passion.

"How many millions would love to be football players and they can't be? You shouldn't waste any minutes on the pitch, you should enjoy every minute and give absolutely everything.

"Yes, I feel frustrated with some players, and I feel that some others, they give everything and don't deserve to lose."