Football Rumours: Jose Mourinho threatens changes at mis-firing Chelsea, while Premier League fans to protest high ticket prices

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has threatened to drop his senior players unless they improve quickly after a poor start to the season, reports the Daily Express.

The defending champions are currently eight points off leaders Manchester United in a lowly 14th spot.

So far they have already lost three league games this season and conceded 14 goals in the process.

Former Red Devils defender Gary Neville says Chelsea’s performances so far this season represent more than an early-season blip, and that their first-half performance at Newcastle was “ridiculous,” say Sky Sports

Former Liverpool captain Jamie Redknapp has dismissed Brendan Rodgers’ claims of an alleged conspiracy to have him sacked as Liverpool boss, reports the Liverpool Echo.

The underfire manager says injuries to striker Daniel Sturridge last season cost them a top-four finish and a trophy. (Telegraph)

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal believes that his decision to show several players the Old Trafford exit door helps to explain his team’s surge to the top of the Premier League table, reports ESPN football.

Fans will stage a number of protests as part of the ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ campaign at the weekend after the Premier League’s average ticket prices were revealed to be the most expensive in the world at £53.76 - more than double Germany’s Bundesliga.