Chelsea latest: No smiles at Cobham (pic), U18 wonderkid lauded, Hazard

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Chelsea were upset 1-0 by Aston Villa away from home at Villa Park - a ground Jose Mourinho is continually hexed by - as a Fabian Delph 82nd minute winner and the dual sending offs of Willian and Ramires doomed the Blues to defeat in the introductory Premier League fixture of the weekend, last Saturday.

Chelsea have no respite from action, though, as they face Galatasaray in the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesday evening at Stamford Bridge, prior to another home game against Arsenal - in a match their Brazilian pair are obviously suspended in.

As the above photo (taken from Chelsea's official Instagram account) demonstrates, it clearly wasn't all smiles at Cobham today as the club look to get back to business.

The Tuesday encounter in Europe provides Chelsea's home support with the opportunity to praise a returning legend as Didier Drogba comes back to West London with his new side.

Looking to improve on their 1-1 draw in Turkey, Galatasaray will look to Drogba for goals tomorrow evening and the Ivorian is unsure on the reception he'll receive in SW6.

"I’m really happy to come back and to see some familiar faces - it’s good," he is quoted to have said. "[It won't be difficult personally for me versus Chelsea] because it’s a big game, it’s a competition, the Champions League, a big competition that means a lot for my team.

"I belong to Galatasaray and I need to be professional [but] there will be emotions. I come here with another team and I just want to win the game and qualify. There’s nothing personal against Chelsea. There will never be."

On whether he'll celebrate if he scores, Drogba said: "Let’s see if it happens. With all the respect I have for this club, for the fans and the players, I might not celebrate. But if we win I will be happy. That’s okay?"

Meanwhile, Drogba's mentor at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho, has been hailed by star attacker Eden Hazard for doing his motivating with "small statements".

He told UEFA: "When a person says good things about you, wants the best out of you, it's always a good thing," Hazard told UEFA's official website.. It shows that you're on the right track and that you still have a lot to accomplish, because talent is good but you can do better.

"It is up to me now to work hard in order to reach the best possible level, and that can be through training and games. It's not that he makes me improve or anything. He lets people do their own thing, he gives a lot of confidence to his players, he motivates us with small statements, small sentences in the newspapers or face to face.

"I think I am giving that back to him on the pitch. As I often say, I hope it will last."

While Hazard very much represents the present, could Reece Mitchell represent the future? The Under-18 Chelsea player was singled out for praise by the youth coach Joe Edwards (who normally bosses the U16 side).

Mitchell was one of the more experienced players in an U18 selection that came two goals down to force Reading into a capitulation, scalping the young Royals 3-2, with Mitchell one of those who scored.

"Reece Mitchell was excellent," Edwards explained to the club's official website. "When you're playing with a young side you need your older, more experienced players to make a difference and he did that for us today."

Tammy Abraham and Charly Musonda scored Chelsea's two other goals.

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