UEFA Champions League: Jose Mourinho admits mistakes in Chelsea defeat

Jose Mourinho was quick to praise Murat Yakin's Basel side for their display - which followed a 2-1 victory in London in September - but he acknowledged that his decision to make just one change to the team after Saturday's 3-0 win at West Ham was wrong.

updated: November 27, 2013 09:22 IST
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Basel: Jose MourinhoChelsea manager Jose Mourinho accepted that he got his team selection badly wrong after his side were beaten 1-0 by Basel at the St Jakob-Park on Tuesday.

Mohamed Salah's solitary strike with three minutes remaining gave the Swiss champions their second win over the London club in this season's Champions League, although Chelsea still clinched their place in the last 16 thanks to Schalke's goalless draw with Steaua Bucharest in Romania.

That meant it was job done for Chelsea, who came to Switzerland with the aim of ensuring qualification with a game to spare in Group E, but Mourinho was unable to muster a smile after watching a substandard performance.

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