Liverpool's Glen Johnson has criticised Jose Mourinho, backing Brendan Rodgers' management style over former boss.
Johnson spent 3 and a half seasons at Chelsea, but only collected 70 appearances, with his involvement in the team decreasing as time wore on.
"It was difficult for me under Jose at Chelsea because there was a moment when he said I deserved to play on merit.
"He said if I played well in the next game I would play the week after. I got man of the match so he couldn't drop me. Then in the next game he said the same thing and I got man of the match again.
"Then we had another game and after that Barcelona. I remember speaking to my agent and saying, 'He won't play me in this game because if I play well then he has to play me against Barcelona', and I knew that wasn't going to happen.
"He didn't play me in that game and from that moment I just lost it and thought, 'Well, how am I meant to respect you now? It's just finished'.
"Brendan wouldn't do that. He's shown that if you're good enough you're old enough and you'll play in the big games if you deserve to. So in terms of man management, Brendan is definitely better."
Johnson is one of the few members of the Liverpool dressing room who already possess a Premier League winners medal and he drew similarities with the Chelsea title winning side of 2005.
"We believe we can win every game and I remember having that feeling at Chelsea.
"You have to believe you can win the league and until there are not enough points available we'll keep thinking we can. We've got 10 cup finals, really, because we can't afford to lose games or drop many points because Manchester City and Chelsea won't.
"The character and mentality in this squad are different. There were games last season when we battered teams and didn't get results. We've got more of a killer instinct this year."
Glen Johnson was speaking ahead of tonight's international friendly when England take on Denmark. If selected, Glen will be making his 50th appearance at international level.