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...
Mourinho's 'eggs' look undercooked as Basle force historic win
Shell shocked - Mourinho has egg on his face after embarrassing defeat
Sorry Chelsea crack under first sign of pressure
Jose got egg on his face - Mix all wrong as Mourinho is scrambled
Blues shell shocked
Basle break Jose eggs - Streller poaches late win at Bridge
Rotten Eggs - Mourinho is shell-shocked as Blues fried
Beaten Chelsea far from Special
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