Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho once again takes a dig at his own players as speculation over his future at Stamford Bridge increases.

The Blues are going through a nightmarish season so far and suffered their ninth defeat in Premier League at Leicester three days ago.

The Portuguese manager is also having crisis talks with club owner Roman Abramovich and some key executives who are close to him, with his future hangs on a thread. However, reports are suggesting, Abramovich is still reluctant to axe Mourinho despite a devastating run of form which has left the Blues only one point above the relegation zone with nine defeats in 16 league encounters. The Russian owner’s instinct has always been to keep supporting the man who brought the Premier League title back to Stamford Bridge last term and signed a new four-year contract in August.

Following the latest defeat at the King Power Stadium, Mourinho blasted his players and accused them of betraying all his hard works.

The troubled Blues boss has yet again taken aim, claiming his players need to take a look at their lifestyle and behaviour on and off the field.

“Some of them need to rethink the way they live Chelsea, the way they live football, they live their job,” he was furious when talking to Chelsea TV.

“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 you should give absolutely everything.

“Yes, I feel frustrated with some players and I feel that some others give absolutely everything and don’t deserve to lose.”

Mourinho also admits, he should have sold some of his player in the summer transfer window.

Actually, he was prepared to shoulder all the blames earlier in the season as he assessed his team’s struggles, weak areas. But, as the campaign and his player’s woes have continued, he has now decided to blame the players for the downfall.

The Portuguese manager’s future has been discussed by the Chelsea board on Wednesday, with debate going on, whether to sack the Portuguese or give him another chance to manage the depleted team against Sunderland at the weekend.