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Jose Mourinho: Chelsea manager left scrambled, shell shocked, with egg on his face

By Simon Rice

Published 19/09/2013 | 15:00

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea gestures on the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea gestures on the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Head Coach Murat Yakin of FC Basel gestures as Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on the touchline during the UEFA Champions League, Group E match at Stamford Bridge, London
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Frank Lampard of Chelsea is marshalled by Giovanni Sio of FC Basel during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Gary Cahill of Chelsea gestures during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Oscar of Chelsea celebrates scoring the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Chelsea fans hold up a sign forJose Mourinho, manager of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on the touchline during the UEFA Champions League, Group E match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 18, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Chelsea's Juan Mata (right) and FC Basel's Fabian Schar in action during the UEFA Champions League, Group E match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 18, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Chelsea's Oscar (left) and FC Basel's Valentin Stocker in action during the UEFA Champions League, Group E match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 18, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Marco van Ginkel of Chelsea in action during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Samuel Eto'o of Chelsea has a last minute chance at goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Willian of Chelsea and Marcelo Diaz of FC Basel battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Giovanni Sio of FC Basel clashes with Willian of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Willian of Chelsea and Kay Voser of FC Basel battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Willian of Chelsea and Kay Voser of FC Basel battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Marco Streller of FC Basel celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Marco Streller of FC Basel celebrates scoring their second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: FC Basel players celebrate in front of their fans at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Marco Streller of FC Basel and Behrang Safari of FC Basel celebrate victory at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Matias Emilio Delgado of FC Basel is closed down by John Obi Mikel and Ashley Cole of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Marco Streller of FC Basel celebrates with team mates after scoring their second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: John Obi Mikel of Chelsea and Mohamed Salah of FC Basel battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Mohamed Salah of FC Basel celebrates scoring their first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Marcelo Diaz of FC Basel and Willian of Chelsea battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Ivan Ivanov of FC Basel pulls on the shirt of Oscar of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea gestures on the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Frank Lampard of Chelsea is marshalled by Marcelo Diaz of FC Basel during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Frank Lampard of Chelsea is marshalled by Giovanni Sio of FC Basel during the UEFA Champions League Group E Match between Chelsea and FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

When Jose Mourinho compared his young Chelsea side to eggs that 'needed a mum' earlier this week, he could not have imagined how much those words would come back to haunt him in today's newspapers.

 

The Chelsea manager described his side before the Champions League meeting with Basle as "beautiful, young eggs. Eggs that need a Mum, in this case... a Dad... to take care of them, to keep them warm during the winter, to bring the blanket and work and improve them. One day the moment will arrive when the weather changes, the sun rises, you break the eggs and the eggs are ready to go for life at the top level."

Last night, the Blues suffered their first home defeat in the Champions League group stages for 10 years - leading to the following headlines in today's papers...

 

The Independent

Mourinho's 'eggs' look undercooked as Basle force historic win

 

Telegraph

Shell shocked - Mourinho has egg on his face after embarrassing defeat

...and...

Sorry Chelsea crack under first sign of pressure

 

The Mirror

Jose got egg on his face - Mix all wrong as Mourinho is scrambled

...and...

Blues shell shocked

 

Daily Mail

Basle break Jose eggs - Streller poaches late win at Bridge

 

The Sun

Rotten Eggs - Mourinho is shell-shocked as Blues fried

 

The Times

Beaten Chelsea far from Special

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