Mourinho slams seven stars

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has blamed his side's stuttering start to the new season on seven players in particular, including long-serving captain John Terry and Player of the Season Eden Hazard.

The Blues have managed just one point from their opening two top-flight matches this term, having kicked off their title defence with a 2-2 draw at home against Swansea City before crashing to a 3-0 loss at Manchester City.

The west London giants next head to West Brom on Sunday hoping to get their first win on the board, but Mourinho has hinted at wholesale changes in his squad after some largely uninspiring performances from his star men.

"We have one point from two matches," said Mourinho, whose side are already five points adrift of last season's runners-up, Manchester City. "I'm not happy at all.

"I'm not happy with anyone. I'm not happy with (Branislav) Ivanovic's form, (Gary) Cahill, John (Terry), Azpi (Cesar Azpilicueta), Eden (Hazard), (Cesc) Fabregas, (Nemanja) Matic.

"But, for me, the first thing is I'm not happy with my form, because I used to get better results than I'm getting. This is the start of everything."