2015 timeline


May 3: Chelsea win the Premier League with three games to spare with a victory over against Crystal Palace. Mourinho is named manager of the season and signs a new four-year contract in August to keep him at club until 2019.

Eva Carneiro

August 8: Mourinho criticises Chelsea first-team doctor Eva Carneiro and physiotherapist Jon Fearn for running on to the field to treat Eden Hazard in the opening-day draw with Swansea City. Mourinho is cleared by the English Football Association of abusing Carneiro, who then leaves Chelsea and susbsequentlyt sues for constructive dismissal.

August 16: Chelsea lose 3-0 away to title rivals Manchester City, with Mourinho substituting captain John Terry at half time.

August 29: Mourinho’s 100th Premier League home match results in defeat as his side go down 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace.

Everton Chelsea

Everton’s steven Naismith celebrates scoring a hat-trick against Chelsea.

September 12: Chelsea lose again as they are beaten 3-1 at Everton, with Steven Naismith scoring a hat-trick.

September 29: Chelsea lose 2-1 to Mourinho’s old club Porto in the Uefa Champions League.

October 3: Following yet another league defeat, 3-1 to Southampton, Mourinho receives a vote of confidence from owner Roman Abramovich. He is, though, hit with a £50,000 fine and suspended one-match stadium ban for comments after the loss about referee Robert Madley.

October 15: The Portuguese again attacks the FA, calling his fine a “disgrace” and says: “I’m happy that I don’t have an electronic tag.”

Jose Mourinho Eden Hazard

The disintegration of Mourinho’s relatonship with Eden Hazard has been cited by some as being at the the of Chelsea’s recent problems.

October 17: Mourinho turns on last year’s Playerof the Season Eden Hazard after dropping him to the bench for the 2-0 win over Aston Villa and demands the Belgian improve his defensive work rate.

October 24: Chelsea lose again, 2-1 at West Ham United. Mourinho does not emerge on the touchline for the second half, having also been sent off.

October 26: Mourinho charged with misconduct over his behaviour at West Ham.

October 27: Holders Chelsea are knocked out of the League Cup after losing their fourth-round tie to Stoke City on penalties.

Liverpool Klopp

Defeat to Jurgen Klopp-inspired Liverpool was another blow to Mourinho.

October 31: Chelsea suffer yet another defeat as Liverpool are 3-1 winners at Stamford Bridge.

November 2: Press reports show that legal papers will be served on Mourinho as part of separate but connected claims against him and against the club by Carneiro. The former club doctor is suing for constructive dismissal.

November 2: Mourinho is given a one-match stadium suspension with immediate effect and fined £40,000 after admitting an FA charge of misconduct over his behaviour at West Ham.

November 7: Chelsea lose 1-0 at Stoke, the club’s seventh league loss of the campaign.

December 5: Chelsea go down 1-0 at home to promoted Bournemouth.

December 14: Chelsea beaten 2-1 at Leicester City, putting the Leicester back top of the Premier League and leaving Mourinho’s men a point above the relegation zone and 20 behind the league leaders. Mourinho says after the game that his work was “betrayed” by his players.

Jose Mourinho

December 17: Chelsea announce they have parted company with Mourinho by mutual consent.