Ramires has rejected suggestions that there is a dressing room mutiny

Chelsea midfielder Ramires has rejected suggestions that there is a dressing room mutiny against manager Jose Mourinho and it has been responsible for the club’s worst start to a league campaign in several decades.

The blues stand to miss out on a Champions League spot if the poor run of form continues. The team are 15th of the table after the latest loss against West Ham. This result means that the team has won just two games in the last five. Chelsea went down the unusual route of providing support to their manager through a statement.

However, it is believed that the club have made a decision with regard to the manager, who will be sacked if he fails to get a victory in the next league match against Liverpool. Mourinho will have some opportunity to prepare his players for this showdown next week, as blues take on Stoke City in a League Cup match. A number of Chelsea players have been in and out of the team, as Mourinho tries to find a winning combination. However, he is fast running out of time in order to improve results. Few would have thought that Chelsea would be in this position when they won the league title six months ago.

"There is no mutiny against Mourinho.If you take our last games you will see how everyone is running relentlessly, putting their lives on the line on the pitch, as we say.Whenever we're in bad form, it's only natural that negative speculation arises, but the whole group isn't paying attention to the outside.We are focused on doing what Mourinho asks us to do and, consequently, helping Chelsea to get back to winning,” said the Brazilian midfielder. Ramires has also been in and out of the team owing to poor form.