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Is he losing his cool at Chelsea?

Date: 8th April 2014 at 5:59pm
Written by Christy Malyan

It was 'business as usual' for Chelsea at the weekend - as Jamie Carragher quipped during Monday Night Football - as the West London side recorded a stroll-in-the-park 3-0 victory over a surprisingly subdued Stoke City outfit. But tonight will be an entirely different occasion - the Blues entertain Paris St. Germain at Stamford Bridge, looking to overturn a 3-1 deficit from the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final. Jose Mourinho had few kind words to say about his Chelsea cast following the uninspiring defeat in the French capital. He branded the Parisians' third goal as 'ridiculous', intensifying Gary Cahill's more clichéd description of 'sloppy', before once again turning to his excuse of the season - the Blues' stumbling strike-force. In many ways you can't argue with the Portuguese; all three of PSG's goals can be traced back to uncharacteristic defensive errors from the Blues, with the guilty parties including such usually-reliable figures as John Terry, Cesar Azpilicueta and Petr Cech. Likewise, whilst Laurent Blanc's front three have netted 73 times this season, including 16 goals in the Champions League, Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba don a combined total of just 25 in all competitions. Not only did Chelsea's biggest weakness become readily exposed last Wednesday night, but their greatest strength also imploded. With that in mind, Jose Mourinho's scathing critique and the frustrated angst that came with it is certainly understandable. But the 'Special One' made glaring mistakes too that he's yet to take responsibility for - at least, not in the public eye. ... Read More


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