Fabregas denies leading revolt against Mourinho

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has denied he is the senior player leading a revolt against manager Jose Mourinho.

It was claimed on BBC Radio 5 live that one of the club’s star names would rather lose than win under the embattled Mourinho, but the ex-Arsenal captain has hit back at reports that he is the player in question.

Chelsea have endured a dismal start to the defence of their Premier League crown, winning just three games, putting Mourinho under significant pressure, but Fabregas is confident of a return to form soon.

“I would like to clarify that contrary to a few reports form some online websites, I am extremely happy at Chelsea and have an excellent relationship with the manager,” he wrote on Twitter.

“There maybe certain individuals from the outside trying to destabilise this club but I strongly believe that we will bounce back and come good again.”

Fabregas has made 11 Premier League appearances thus far this season but is yet to score a goal, while he has laid on a single assist.

Chelsea face Stoke City this weekend after a Champions League clash with Dynamo Kiev, though Mourinho will be absent from the clash with the Potters after receiving a one-match stadium ban on Monday after admitting a charge of misconduct.