Leeds United's former Champions League hero criticises 'disgraceful' Chelsea

Stamford Bridge Outside The Stadium

Former Leeds and Everton midfielder Olivier Dacourt hit out at Chelsea's Champions League performance, via his Twitter page.

Chelsea's Champions League campaign came to an end at Stamford Bridge last night as they were knocked out on away goals by PSG.

PSG played most of the game with 10 men after Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off, and the exit of Jose Mourinho's side was welcomed by many.

One of these was former Leeds United, Everton and Inter Milan midfielder Olivier Dacourt, who used his social media page to criticise Chelsea's play.



It's far from the first time a Jose Mourinho side have copped flak for the way they have played in the Champions League. His Inter Milan side were slated for their negative football when they beat Barcelona in 2010, but at least they won that game, and in the second leg at the Nou Camp, that was perhaps the only way to get a result.

At home to PSG, it should have been a different story, especially with the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard in the side. Chelsea needed goals from centre-back Gary Cahill, and a Hazard penalty to score their goals before David Luiz and Thiago Silva scored to knock them out.

Dacourt, who never played for PSG, but did represent France at international level, featured prominently in the Champions League himself once, helping Leeds to the semi-finals in 1999/2000.

He was not the only Leeds star from the same side to praise PSG, with Michael Bridges also weighing in.


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