FC Porto Piles Chelsea’s Woes

Chelsea’s woes are far from over after they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of FC Porto. It couldn’t get any worse for Jose Mourinho who led Porto to Champions League glory in 2004 before he left the club and took up a job at the Blues. Things have not been looking up for the Blues who are experiencing one of their worst domestic league campaigns in history and it appears like their poor run has extended into other competitions. Jose Mourinho admitted that his side made a lot of mistakes in the game which perhaps might explain why the hosts appeared to control the game to the surprise of the visitors who expected a little less resistance from the Portuguese side.

Branislav Ivanovic was for the second time at fault, this time allowing Yacine Brahimi to close down from the left and even after he thwarted Brahimi’s attempt to score, Andre Andre was able to smash the ball home. However, Porto’s lead was quickly cancelled by Willian’s goal at the dying minutes of the first half. During the second half, things did not look any better for the Blues. Porto again extended their lead through Maicon’s header which sealed Chelsea’s fate. According to The Sports Campus, the defeat does not rule out Chelsea’s chances of qualifying for the knock-out stages of the Champions League as they are in an easy group.

 

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