Following last Saturday’s 3-1 defeat by Southampton, Chelsea have offered manager Jose Mourinho their support to Jose Mourinho after a meeting of the club’s board, but say he will have to turn their season around without splashing the cash in January.

“The club wants to make it clear that Jose continues to have our full support.

“As Jose has said himself, results have not been good enough and the team’s performances must improve. However, we believe that we have the right manager to turn this season around and that he has the squad with which to do it.” the board stated.