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These Chelsea Fans Really Aren't Coping Well Without Jose Mourinho

Saying goodbye to the Special One is proving difficult for some.

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Getting rid of the most successful manager in the club's history has not gone down so well with some Chelsea supporters, however.

BBC presenter Jeremy Vine wrote an emotional open letter to Mourinho.

I guess you'd call this a love letter. “Jose Mourinho: Jeremy Vine's letter to sacked Chelsea boss" - BBC Sport https://t.co/opqGfCa1W9

One fan sang an ode to Mourinho we can only presume he wrote himself.

Dark times...

The first game since Mourinho was sacked was at home against Sunderland.

There were a lot of pro-Mourinho banners in evidence in and around Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile some fans just turned up to the game as Mourinho himself.

The names of some players were booed as the teams were announced before the game.

Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Eden Hazard (who was injured yesterday and didn't play) have been singled out as plotting against the former manager, something the club and the players have denied.

The club have announced Guus Hiddink is taking charge until the end of the season.

Lots of boos for Fabregas and Costa as the Chelsea team is announced #cfc

The warning signs had been there before, after Fabregas posted this tribute to Mourinho, who signed him from Barcelona in 2014.

The champions have struggled all season, losing to Crystal Palace, Southampton, Liverpool and Bournemouth.

But guess what? Within minutes they were 2-0 up.

Chelsea fans singing 'where were you when we were s**t?' Good question for the players who are suddenly trying again.

They went on to win 3-1, only their fifth win of the season.

At least one fan had a theory for the upturn in fortunes.

Chelsea is winning because Drogba is here.

So maybe things are finally looking up for you, Chelsea fans? And finally, if you are losing it, you're in good company.

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Matthew Champion is a weekend editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Matthew Champion at matthew.champion@buzzfeed.com.

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