Jose Mourinho admits midfielder Cesc Fabregas is underperforming, but doesn’t think he’s alone.
Fabregas took Mourinho’s men to EPL glory last season, but has failed to recapture that form.
And Mourinho has now named three other players who are not up to par.
Mourinho said: “If you go player-by-player, last season – Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, John Terry – you could say were fantastic.
“This season it is more difficult to say this player is being magnificent.
“Normally players and the team have an intimate relationship.
“I don’t see Cesc differently, but what I see is that every minute the professionalism is there and he is never afraid to have the ball or to be afraid to make a mistake. I completely trust him.”