Mourinho outburst as club draws with Norwich
Jose Mourinho was involved in an amazing half-time bust-up with his players as Chelsea appeared to blow their last chance of winning the title by drawing 0-0 with Norwich.
Sportsmail can reveal that Mourinho, who stormed down the tunnel at half-time, blasted a number of players including Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah for their shocking performances in the opening 45 minutes. He later admitted the first-half display was 'lazy'.
The meltdown came before Ashley Cole walked off the field in tears as he prepares to leave the club after eight years. It is understood manager Mourinho told Matic he was having serious reservations about the decision to bring him back to Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window.
Egypt winger Salah, who was dragged off at half-time, was told to make sure he returned for pre-season 'ready to be a footballer'.
Mourinho then stormed out of the dressing room and appeared in the dug-out a few minutes before the start of the second half, sitting alone until his players came out.
Chelsea declined to comment on Sunday night.
Despite the disappointment of dropping two points against relegation-threatened Norwich, the Chelsea squad still completed a lap of the field after the final whistle.
But it was all too much for Cole, 33, who has won a Premier League, Champions League and four FA Cups since his controversial move from Arsenal in 2006.