Belfast Telegraph

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

By Simon Rice

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



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


Sorry Chelsea crack under first sign of pressure


The Mirror

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


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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