Did Eden Hazard just cost Jose Mourinho his job at the Britannia?
Arsenal were battered by Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup this evening but unlike Chelsea’s clash, Arsenal’s loss seemed of little relevance for the Gunners.
For Mourinho on the other hand, every game feels like it could be his last at present. A loss tonight coupled with the crisis they are currently in the midst of in the Premier League, may just have been the straw that costs the Special One his job.
Having cheekily claimed that tonight’s clash was an ‘opportunity’ for Stoke to bounce back after the weekend, Jon Walters backed up his statement this evening by putting the Potters in front with a fantastic finish.
Chelsea tried and tried to equalise but the goal just wouldn’t seem to come, until the ball fell to Loic Remy in the 91st minute and the French forward smashed a fine finish into the top corner.
After Phil Bardsley was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence, extra time came and went without any incident of real note. Despite Chelsea completely dominating, they couldn’t manage to find a second and the game went to penalties… 9 players in a row finished their efforts from the spot, only for Eden Hazard to step up to take the 10th.
With Mourinho currently under ferocious pressure at Stamford Bridge, tonight’s loss may finally mean the end of The Special One’s second tenure at Stamford Bridge. Although one has to say that it was a fine save from Jack Butland rather than a bad penalty from Eden Hazard, one could be forgiven for asking; did the Belgian winger’s miss just cost Jose Mourinho his job?