Chelsea latest: Mou wants Liverpool & Arsenal target? Jose ruins football & more

Oscar Chelsea

All the latest news and views from Stamford Bridge including Jose Mourinho's latest apparent transfer target.

Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League semifinal after succumbing to a 3-1 aggregate defeat against Atletico Madrid, with the second leg competed at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening and, while manager Jose Mourinho has had his match strategy praised of late, he had his critics - Jamie Carragher - here. Did the introduction of Samuel Eto'o cost him - and the club - a place in the final?

Shot-stopper Mark Schwarzer marveled at the goalkeeping prowess of opposite number of Thibaut Courtois, as the on loan superstar featured against his parent club. Speaking to Marca, Schwarzer said that the Belgium glovesman has a "huge career" ahead of him and that he was outstanding on the night.

"He did very well and it was no surprise that Chelsea signed him and want to keep him at the club. I wouldn't be surprised if they give him a new deal. He is very special and it is no surprise that Chelsea signed him a couple of years ago. There has been a lot spoken about him and he has been outstanding. He was outstanding [against Chelsea] and he has a huge, huge career ahead of him."

Schwarzer was not the only one to laud Courtois, as Gary Neville also spoke positively of the youngster. Both debated whether he would, or could, replace number one Petr Cech here.

Is Oscar, who was on the bench against Atletico, over-rated? More here.

One player who could potentially join Oscar in Chelsea's attacking midfield is Liverpool and Arsenal target Hakan Calhanoglu, who currently plays for Hamburg in the Bundesliga and is dubbed the next Mesut Ozil. The link, began by the Daily Mail, may be spurious at best and could end up in the transfer bin.

Elsewhere, an opinion piece on HITC:Sport - provocatively entitled How Jose Mourinho Has Always Ruined Football - details the Portuguese's most glorious victories whilst utilising catenaccio or ultra-defensive tactics.

Mourinho's assistant, Rui Faria, has been hit with a six-match stadium ban and has been slapped round the mush with a £30k fine, also. The punishment has been dished out by the FA due to his altercation with matchday officials after the Blues' unexpected 2-1 defeat to Sunderland.

And finally, here is Oscar as a "true blue".

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