Chelsea morning news: Mourinho upbeat despite exit, Atletico to cause double whammy?

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A round up of news stories this morning about Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho remains upbeat despite his side’s 3-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

Fernando Torres had put the Blues ahead before a quick equaliser and two second-half goals tipped the tie in the Spanish side’s favour.

“I think until the penalty they were not the best team. We had the game, we had more possession, more chances, we scored a great goal – we conceded a poor goal – we knew at set-pieces we would have chances,” he told Sky Sports.

There’s a double whammy of sorts with Atletico Madrid confident they can keep goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois for another season.

Courtois was in fine form last night, pulling off one world class save as Chelsea fought to get back into the game.

“Courtois, we have a very good relationship with Chelsea and will reach an agreement that will be good for Chelsea, for the boy and for Atletico Madrid,” Atletico sporting director Jose Caminero told the Daily Star.

On loan Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku says he wants to be Player and Young Player of the Year next season.

The Belgian revealed his disappointment at not making the shortlist for the Young Player of the Year in this campaign.

“I’m disappointed that I was not among the nominees for the PFA awards - Next year I want to be on the shortlist again, and then I aim to be Player of the Year. I want to go for the double,” said the forward.

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