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Rumblings of major discontent at Chelsea after certain players were dropped last night

Jose Mourinho was fuming after the performances of six players against Newcastle last weekend.

Image: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

JOSE MOURINHO HAS risked the wrath of the Chelsea dressing room with his selection policies, according to the latest reports.

For last night’s Champions League defeat in Porto, Oscar, Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao were all dropped from the squad and left in England instead.

Such a move was seen as a reaction to the poor performances of certain Chelsea players in the 2-2 draw with Newcastle last weekend. Before the Porto clash, Mourinho outlined how six of his players displayed ‘an unstable attitude in terms of motivation, desire and commitment’.

The Portuguese coach refuted allegations that dropping certain players was about sending a message. It was, according to him, ‘just a decision’.

Britain Soccer Premier League Mourinho is cutting an increasingly irritated figure at Stamford Bridge. Source: Alastair Grant/AP/Press Association Images

But writing in The Telegraph, Matt Law has suggested there’s a growing discontent within the Chelsea dressing-room at Mourinho’s attitude towards Oscar and captain John Terry while he continues to select Branislav Ivanovic at right-back, despite his well-documented difficult start to the campaign.

According to the report, Oscar and Remy are resigned to being sold by Mourinho and fear their departures could even be fast-tracked to January of next year.

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