Chelsea latest: Romania touch down, Mourinho storms off & more

Mourinho Dugout

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Chelsea have left west London and are already in Romania ahead of their Tuesday, October 1 Champions League tie against Steaua Bucharest as the Premier League side look to put right a 1-0 loss sustained earlier in the calendar year.

The Blues, though, will be without the injured Eden Hazard. And, despite a domestic ban awaiting Fernando Torres, manager Jose Mourinho has taken the striker as part of his squad but there is one omission - Kevin de Bruyne, who failed to impress Mourinho.

Questions surrounding the de Bruyne situation infuriated Mourinho to such an extent that he walked out of the pre-match press conference: 'This is fantastic because nobody asks me about Mata. You are for three weeks speaking about Mata, and now you are speaking about Kevin de Bruyne.

'So you are not interested in the players that are playing? You are interested in the players that are not playing. He was not selected. It was my decision. Only 11 can play and 18 can be selected. I try to decide by what they do on the pitch when they play and what they do in training.

'I try to be honest with Juan and say that he's going to play tomorrow, because of what he did in training and because of what he did in the matches he played. With Kevin it's the same. He's not selected because I didn't like the match he played against Swindon and I didn't like the way he was training.

"But you have this tendency to only ask about the guys that are not selected. See you tomorrow.'

The squad is as follows: Cech, Ivanovic, Cole, Luiz, Ramires, Lampard, Torres, Mata, Oscar, Mikel, Schurrle, Ba, Willian, Schwarzer, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Eto'o, Bertrand, Blackman.

And finally, on players who are playing, John Terry is to be handed a new contract due to the quality of his recent performances.

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