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Football: Torres left on bench as Schuerrle starts for Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho left out Fernando Torres for the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday, selecting Andre Schuerrle in his place. With Samuel Eto'o sidelined due to a hamstring injury, Spain striker Torres had been expected to get the nod at the tip of the Premier League side's attack. However, he was left on the bench at kick-off with German international winger Schuerrle and Belgium's Eden Hazard both starting, and both capable of playing through the middle.

Football: Ibra rules out England move as Chelsea come into focus

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Tuesday ruled out any prospect of a move to the English Premier League as his Paris Saint-Germain side prepared to face Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals. The French league leaders host the Londoners in the first leg at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday with Ibrahimovic, who has scored a club record 40 goals in all competitions this season, their talisman.

Football: Mourinho tips Chelsea to bounce back against powerful PSG

Jose Mourinho has ruled his Chelsea side out of the Premier League title race, but he believes they will bounce back from domestic disappointment against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Chelsea manager questioned his players' mentality after a surprise 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace led to them being knocked off top spot in the Premier League by Liverpool.

Football: Mourinho tips Chelsea to bounce back against powerful PSG

Jose Mourinho has ruled his Chelsea side out of the Premier League title race, but he believes they will bounce back from domestic disappointment against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Chelsea manager questioned his players' mentality after a surprise 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace led to them being knocked off top spot in the Premier League by Liverpool.

Football: Frustrated Mourinho in ball-boy blast

Jose Mourinho admitted he spoke to a ball-boy during Chelsea's shock 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace because he feared a confrontation between the youngster and one of his players. Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta was involved in a minor altercation with the ball-boy after growing frustrated at the time taken to return the ball in the second half at Selhurst Park on Saturday. At the time, Chelsea were trailing to John Terry's 52nd-minute own goal and the incident reflected the growing frustration as Mourinho's side struggled to work their way back into the game.

Football: 'We're to blame' as Mourinho gives up on title

Jose Mourinho claimed Chelsea's Premier League title challenge was over after his side's shock 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Mourinho's men shot themselves in the foot as a second-half own goal from captain John Terry condemned the Blues to their fifth league defeat of the season. The Chelsea manager has spent most of the campaign insisting his players are too inexperienced to be regarded as serious title contenders and, in what looked an attempt to take the pressure off his squad, he was quick to write off their title hopes after the setback in south London.

Football: 'We're to blame' as Mourinho gives up on title

Jose Mourinho claimed Chelsea's Premier League title challenge was over after his side's shock 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Mourinho's men shot themselves in the foot as a second-half own goal from captain John Terry condemned the Blues to their fifth league defeat of the season. The Chelsea manager has spent most of the campaign insisting his players are too inexperienced to be regarded as serious title contenders and, in what looked an attempt to take the pressure off his squad, he was quick to write off their title hopes after the setback in south London.

Football: Mourinho concedes defeat in title race

Jose Mourinho claimed Chelsea's Premier League title challenge was over after his side's shock 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Mourinho's men shot themselves in the foot as a second-half own goal from captain John Terry condemned the Blues to their fifth league defeat of the season. The Chelsea manager has spent most of the campaign insisting his players are too inexperienced to be regarded as serious title contenders and, in what looked an attempt to take the pressure off his squad, he was quick to write off their title hopes after the setback in south London.

Football: Mourinho concedes defeat in title race

Jose Mourinho claimed Chelsea's Premier League title challenge was over after his side's shock 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Mourinho's men shot themselves in the foot as a second-half own goal from captain John Terry condemned the Blues to their fifth league defeat of the season. The Chelsea manager has spent most of the campaign insisting his players are too inexperienced to be regarded as serious title contenders and, in what looked an attempt to take the pressure off his squad, he was quick to write off their title hopes after the setback in south London.

Football: Mourinho will blame ref if Chelsea fail in title bid

Jose Mourinho will blame referee Chris Foy if Chelsea narrowly miss out on the Premier League title this season. The Chelsea manager believes the performance of the match official contributed to his side's recent shock 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa. Foy dismissed Ramires and Willian, the Chelsea midfielders, and sent Mourinho to the stands in the final moments of the game leading to an FA charge the manager insists he will fight. Nevertheless, leaders Chelsea consolidated their position at the top of the table with last weekend's emphatic 6-0 thrashing of Arsenal.
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