Chelsea latest: Mata and AVB reunion in January; U-19's romp home

Juan Mata

All the latest news and gossip from the past 24 hours at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea lost in the Champions League last night to Swiss outfit FC Basel at home. The shock result came after Oscar had given them the lead … but goals from Mohamad Salah and Marco Streller earned Basel victory.

Jose Mourinho personally took the blame for the defeat:

"I am the manager, I am responsible for everything. Especially after a bad result. In the good moments I want everyone to shine, in the bad moments I want everyone to keep calm.

Tomorrow I will not wake up with a smile on my face but at seven o'clock I will work hard to get three points against Fulham.’’

Willian made his debut in the game, and while he impressed some fans on Twitter with his display - The Telegraph were not impressed. They wondered what exactly all the fuss was about in regards to the £32 million player and wonder if Liverpool and Tottenham would have wondered what all the fuss was about.

Things went smoother for Chelsea’s under 19’s in the UEFA Youth League. An own goal from Deni Kadoic along with strikes by Jonathan Swift, Islam Feruz and Alex Kiwomya secured a comfortable 4-0 win for last season’s NextGen Series finalists.

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It has emerged that Everton were not the only club looking at Romelu Lukaku this summer. While his former loan club West Brom were keen on a reunion it has emerged that West Ham were also keen on a deal.

Sam Allardyce has admitted that he chased him all summer only to see him join Everton. The Belgian will now make his debut for Everton against West Ham at Upton Park this weekend.

Tottenham are said to be watching the situation regarding Juan Mata - who has not been a regular in the first-team under Jose Mourinho. Andre Villas-Boas signed him in the summer of 2011 and he remains a big fan of the player.

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