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Chelsea into League Cup final after fiery win over Liverpool

LONDON (AP) Branislav Ivanovic headed Chelsea into the League Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Tuesday, settling an enthralling semifinal in extra time. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Ivanovic rose to meet Willian's free kick in the 94th minute at Stamford Bridge to secure Chelsea's progress. ''This is a game where we showed the real character of the team and we...
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Mourinho comes to Diego Costa's defense after stamping incidents in League Cup final

Jose Mourinho defended Diego Costa after the striker twice appeared to stamp on opponents during Chelsea's victory over Liverpool which earned a place in the Capital One Cup final. A Branislav Ivanovic header in the fourth minute of extra-time edged a frenetic, ill-tempered clash with Liverpool 1-0 as the Blues advanced to the March 1 final 2-1 on aggregate. Costa was involved in...
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Mourinho refuses to wade into Costa incidents after Chelsea win

Chelsea’s last-four League Cup win over Liverpool was controversial, but Jose Mourinho kept his counsel on incidents involving Diego Costa. […]
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Watch Jose Mourinho’s post-match interview where he credits Brendan Rodgers

Jose Mourinho was humble in victory by crediting Brendan Rodgers for changing Liverpool’s season around even though the Reds lost in the semi-final of the Capital One Cup. The Special One credited his players and the strong performance his team where they controlled the game. Mourinho also discussed the controversial decisions during the game, but avoided going into detail regarding...
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Quotes from voters in this week's AP Global Football 10

LONDON (AP) Leonardo Bertozzi, ESPN, Brazil ''The changes made by (Jose) Mourinho at Chelsea do not diminish the feat of Bradford at Stamford Bridge. One of the greatest achievements of the long history of the FA Cup.'' --- Paolo Condo, Gazzetta dello Sport, Italy ''Paul Pogba gave more impressive proof of his incredible talent. (Antoine) Griezmann was enormous and (Alexandre) Lacazette...
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Jose Mourinho: You don't have a lot of time to be moaning

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his near-future objective is to focus on tomorrow's Capital One Cup semi-final against Liverpool. The Blues threw away a two-goal lead against Bradford on Saturday afternoon in what was considered to be one of the FA Cup's biggest shocks of all time. But the Portuguese says it's vital to forget […]
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Mourinho calls Chelsea FA Cup defeat a disgrace

Embarrassed Jose Mourinho branded Chelsea's FA Cup fourth-round exit to Bradford "unacceptable" and a "disgrace" as the League One side's giant-killing exploits continued with a phenomenal come-from-behind victory at Stamford Bridge. League One City brilliantly responded from 2-0 down after 38 minutes to win 4-2 and dump the Barclays Premier League leaders out of the FA Cup. Chelsea...
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Jose Mourinho: Me and the players must feel ashamed

Manager Jose Mourinho says it is a "disgrace" how Chelsea were knocked out of the FA Cup against Bradford. Only twenty four hours before the game, the Portuguese said that his players will show Bradford the respect they deserve as the defeat ends Chelsea's hopes of the quadruple. But the Blues threw away a two-goal […]
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Jose Mourinho on Bradford, transfers and Kurt Zouma's form

Jose Mourinho warns Chelsea that they must focus on Saturday's game against Bradford to avoid a replay at Valley Parade. The Blues are still involved in all four competitions this season and the Portuguese says the objective is to progress into the next round of the FA Cup. "At this moment we have all the […]
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Mourinho praises Chelsea players following 'perfect game' vs. Swansea

Jose Mourinho hailed the "perfect game" after his Chelsea side underlined their Barclays Premier League title credentials by sweeping aside Swansea 5-0 at the Liberty Stadium. Oscar and Diego Costa both scored twice in the first half to put Chelsea in cruise control before substitute Andre Schurrle grabbed a fifth goal 11 minutes from time to ensure Swansea suffered their heaviest...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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