Wembley

Next Game

Chelsea v Tottenham

Sunday, 01 March 2015, 16:00

Capital One Cup Final

Stamford Bridge

Last Game

Chelsea 1 - 1 Burnley

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Mourinho: We'll be better

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expects his side to rise to the occasion when they take on Paris St Germain in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday night.

Last Updated: 31/03/14 at 09:08 Post Comment

Jose Mourinho: Manager expects improved Chelsea performance at PSG

Jose Mourinho: Manager expects improved Chelsea performance at PSG

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Blues will travel to France after suffering a costly 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.

Mourinho questioned the qualities of his players at Selhurst Park, but he anticipates they will shake off the setback at Parc des Princes.

He said: "I don't think I need to do a lot now. Paris is the kind of match they feel comfortable to play.

"A big match, great stadium, opponents with top quality, a profile of referee that normally stops a lot, doesn't let aggression come into the game.

"I think they will be fine, they will be in their natural habitat in that match so I believe they can do a good match there."

Mourinho has repeatedly insisted this season that his players must learn to perform when the results really matter.

He suggested some Chelsea players were out of their comfort zone at Crystal Palace, just as they had been in defeats at Everton, Newcastle and Stoke earlier in the season.

"The easiest thing to do is to play well, is to perform, when you are not playing for something big," Mourinho said.

"The difficult thing is to perform when you feel the heat. Because of that some players are big and some are not so big.

"I don't think it's courage. I think it's personality qualities.

"You have players for everything and you have other players that are in their habitat in some circumstances."

Mourinho revealed striker Samuel Eto'o is unlikely to be fit for Wednesday's match and left-back Ashley Cole is definitely out.

Watch Chelsea take on PSG live on Sky Sports 1HD at 7.45pm on Wednesday.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

mumbo_jimbo
Van Gaal: Luck is key

I

believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

hiya
Blatter calls for early final

F

alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

anthracyte
Van Persie lay-off expected

Footer 365

Mark Hughes angered by officials in Stoke win over Hull

Mark Hughes was pleased with Stoke's 1-0 win over Hull but angered after the officials missed a challenge on Stephen Ireland.

Sean Dyche downbeat after Burnley lose to Swansea defeat at Turf Moor

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says his side must start turning performances into wins after losing 1-0 to Swansea at Turf Moor.

Jonas Gutierrez wants top-10 finish for Newcastle after return

Jonas Gutierrez has targeted a top-10 finish with Newcastle after returning to the squad for the win against Aston Villa.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company