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Saturday 2 August 2014

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

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 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:  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: 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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