Chelsea media round-up: Mourinho plays down significance of away goal against PSG

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A round up of news stories this morning related to Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho has been quoted by the FIFA website playing down the significance of his side getting a draw away at PSG in the Champions League.

The Blues take an away goal back to Stamford Bridge for the second leg after Branislav Ivanovic scored in a 1-1 score line.

“The advantage is minimal. Now everything is decided at Stamford Bridge and not in two matches. They are a fantastic team and we did ok,” said Mourinho.

The boss will be looking for a more comprehensive attacking performance from his team in the second game.

Mourinho has been quoted by ESPN suggesting that attacking star Eden Hazard was regularly fouled during the game.

The boss says Hazard is a ‘pure’ player who was fouled on several separate occasions by PSG’s players.

“This kid is pure. Today there were nine fouls. In the Premier League it's no different,” said the boss.

Hazard is arguably a target for opposition sides because he’s one of the highest quality players in Chelsea’s team.

ESPN has reported that former Arsenal striker Nicolas Anelka has told French midfielder Paul Pogba to join Chelsea or Real Madrid.

The Blues are one of the sides thought to be interested in a move for the Juventus star, with a possible deal this summer.

“My preference is for him to join Chelsea, who have very strong players and the financial power of [Roman] Abramovich,” said Anelka.

Pogba has transformed his form and performances since he left Manchester United to link up with the Italian giants.

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