UEFA Champions League: Jose Mourinho rues misfire from Chelsea young guns

Just 24 hours earlier, Mourinho, whose previous spell with the club ended with the sack in 2007, had asked for patience as he builds a new-look Chelsea, claiming he needed time for his young players to grow up.

updated: September 19, 2013 09:51 IST
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London: Jose Mourinho admitted his young Chelsea team lack the maturity to cope with difficult situations after his return to the Champions League started with a shock 2-1 defeat against FC Basel.

Mourinho's first Champions League match as Chelsea boss for six years proved a dispiriting experience as the Swiss minnows came from behind to hand the Blues their first home loss in the group stage of Europe's elite club competition since 2003.

Brazilian midfielder Oscar had given Chelsea the lead just before half-time at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

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