Chelsea morning news: Mourinho slams defending as fans clash in Paris centre

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A round up of news stories this morning about Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho was critical of his side’s defending as they lost 3-1 to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

The Blues went behind due to a poor header from John Terry before Eden Hazard had equalised from the penalty spot.

“When the games are tight and when you make the defensive mistakes, you are in trouble. We couldn’t transform these half chances into goals and on top of that we made defensive mistakes, the kind of individual defensive mistakes,” said Mourinho after the game.

The result prompted hundreds of travelling Chelsea fans to clash with PSG supporters in the middle of the French capital.

Serious injuries were caused as the police claimed that meetings had been setup between rival hooligan groups attached to both sides.

The Mirror reports a small group of Blues supporters were responsible for causing damage to local shops and cafes.

Chelsea are reportedly locked in a battle with Manchester United to sign Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro.

The 23-year-old is highly rated in Portugal where he plays for Porto and has emerged as an alternative target for Southampton’s Luke Shaw.

The Blues are thought to be keen on finding a long term replacement for Ashley Cole.

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