Chelsea latest: Jose blasted as short-term thinker, Courtois told no.1 & PSG

All the latest news and views including a goalkeeping shake-up involving Atletico Madrid superstar and a look ahead to the Champions League.

Chelsea take a good, confidence-building 3-0 victory over Stoke City into their must-win Champions League match-up with Paris Saint Germain at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening, but must win by two goals while keeping their sheet clean.

Tactically-speaking, Laurent Blanc believes his PSG side will have to negate a Blues team who will be seeking a strong start, perhaps in an attempt to claim an early, nerve-calming goal.

"Tomorrow we are potentially going to have some issues in the first 20 minutes," Blanc said as quoted by the club's official website.

"Chelsea are going to come out at us. They will have analysed the first leg and being two goals behind they will be very aggressive and try to score. It's up to us to remain calm and even counter Chelsea."

He added: "We can't just be content with sitting back and letting Chelsea come on to us. PSG are used to taking the game to the opposition, we know they're a very good side but our ambition is to cause them problems.

"We've not come here to have Chelsea dictate the game and dominate us. The best way to play, and the best approach to take, is to have the ball and create chances. The role of a top team is to still be able to play and dominate the game away from home. Ultimately the game will come down to who has the ball and how well they're able to use it."

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is oft praised for his managerial decisions and in-game changes, however, he has not won the praise of legendary Dutchman Johan Cruyff, who has criticised The Special One.

Cruyff told De Telegraaf: "When things go well, it's down to him; if they don't, it's down to the players. I saw how he lost the dressing room at Real Madrid and it's possible the same thing is going to happen at Chelsea. To ask for a €70 million striker as if it were perfectly normal - that is an attitude I have trouble understanding. More so if you look at the attackers he has in his squad.

"The problem is simply that Mourinho always focuses squarely on the result. Everything else is secondary, even all the top players he has running around for him. It is short-term thinking and that's something I can't connect with."

And finally Antonio Sanz, the press agent at Atletico Madrid, has claimed in El Confidencial that Thibaut Courtois, not Petr Cech, will be the Blue number one shot-stopper. The source, though, is not Jose Mourinho himself, but what sources in Spain believe Mourinho will do.

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