Jamie Carragher has urged Chelsea to relax and stop the negativity coming out of the club to ensure we don’t have another “Jose season”.
“If you go back two years, first game of the season they were champions and they played at home to Swansea. They drew the game, not a great result, obviously had the situation with the club doctor and all of a sudden after one game, it felt like Chelsea were under pressure and it felt like people were fanning the flame,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“This story seemed to get bigger and bigger with players, with Jose Mourinho, to eventually losing his job. They have lost one game at home.
“What they should be thinking now is “right, relax, we’ve got two games until the transfer window is finished”. In that time, Conte needs a couple of players.
“It looks like they need strengthening, especially in wing back positions but next week is at Tottenham, the mentality for Chelsea next week is go there, don’t get beat, get your point.
“Everton at home the following week, try and get your three points. Go into the international break with four points. You’ll maybe be three points off the top, not the end of the world and sort of stop this tidal wave of negativity as we saw with Costa today in the press, we have seen Conte, the way he is speaking to the press you know something is not right with him and the board.
“I think that has got to stop and just remember it is one game, a bad defeat but get your head back on and as Conte said, we don’t want another Jose season. Well that’s the way to try and fix it.”