Jose Mourinho has admitted he feels slightly embarrassed when the Chelsea fans sing his name at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues boss is amazed at the level of support he has received from Chelsea fans despite their recent poor form and disastrous season to date.
Their 1-0 home defeat to Bournemouth was their eighth loss of a miserable campaign and Mourinho was asked in his pre-match press-conference whether his players are afraid of playing at the Bridge.
He said: “We like to play at Stamford Bridge; the fans have been unbelievable.
“I don’t always know how to react when people are so nice to me.
“When they sing my name or call me the special one I don’t know what to do and feel a bit embarrassed.
“When you are champions you wave back and share the emotions with the people.”
Chelsea were Premier League champions just last season and their rapid fall from grace has been well documented.
The Blues don’t play until Monday night where they will face a top of the table Leicester side managed by former Chelsea favourite Claudio Ranieri.
Mourinho thanked the Chelsea fans for their patience, a virtue he rarely experienced from supporters during his tenure at Spanish giants Real Madrid.
He said: “For sure the Chelsea fans don’t have memory problems; they don’t need that special vitamin to feed memory.
“It is amazing because if they didn’t remember, there is no way they would treat me and the players like this so for sure we want to play at Stamford Bridge.”