Found September 17, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Mourinho hits back at Del Bosque over the selection of Chelsea duo for the national team - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea boss Jose Mourinho has criticized Spain National team coach Vicente del Bosque over the selection of Chelsea players Juan Mata and Fernando Torres. Del Bosque left Chelsea duo Mata and Torres out of his squad for the World Cup qualifier against Finland. It is understood that since neither player have been able to earn permanent places in Jose Mourinho’s squad this season, the pair wasn’t recalled for the national duty. This harsh treatment from the Spanish boss has left Mourinho infuriated. He has raised an argument citing, Del Bosque’s logic doesn’t hold true for everyone. He says as quoted in Portuguese newspaper O Jogo: “He [Del Bosque] picks the team and he decides who he wants to summon” “Nevertheless, it seems that some players are selected in the squad who hasn’t played a single minute in the league.” The Portuguese has clearly hinted at the s...

Mourinho says Blues can win CL

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Chelsea Boss Jose Mourinho Defends Eto’o After Unimpressive Showing Against Basel

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Chelsea set to bring England prospect Barkley to Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea looking to kick-start season against Basel

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Everton 1 Chelsea 0: Jose Mourinho’s side unable to finish on chances

Associated Press Manager Roberto Martinez will be happy this week after leading his new club, Everton, to their first victory of the season.  In what was a tight match at Goodison Park, a header in the 46th minute from Steven Naismith put Martinez’s side in front going in to halftime. Chelsea gave up the ball cheaply in their own half, allowing Leon Osman to swing in a cross to...

Midfield Dilemma For Chelsea Ahead Of Basel Clash As Mikel Obi Suffers Knee Injury

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Eto’o Will Hit Goal Scoring Form For Chelsea Soon – Graeme Souness

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness has backed Samuel Eto’o to succeed at Chelsea, despite a disappointing debut for the star. The Cameroon international missed a number of chances as Jose Mourinho’s side were beaten at Everton last weekend, however Souness expects him to get back to his goal scoring form for the Blues soon. And ahead of Chelsea’s...

Eto’o's Chelsea Career Begins With Painful Loss

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Are City really better than United this season?

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