Dec 7, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​bet365 Stadium
StokeStoke City
Crouch (42'), Ireland (50'), Assaidi (90')
Crouch (80'), Walters (83'), Assaidi (90'), Ireland (91')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Schurrle (10', 52')
Terry (85')

Chelsea's Jose Mourinho rues missed chances

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho rues his side's missed chances against Stoke City that cost them a win.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has lamented his side's failure to "kill the game" against Stoke City when they had the chance.

The Blues suffered a 3-2 defeat to the Potters at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday, thanks to a last-minute goal from Oussama Assaidi.

"After half an hour we should have been winning 3-0 or 4-0 and we weren't," Chelsea's official website quotes him as saying. "When you play so well and it's so easy, you find spaces and the three players behind the striker, [Eden] Hazard, [Juan] Mata and [Andre] Schurrle, are playing so well and creating so much, you have to kill the game.

"Normally you kill the game but we didn't. I've been in football a long time and I've seen easy games where you don't score. I can compare this first half to other first halves, Everton v Chelsea and Newcastle v Chelsea, they were exactly the same, with chances, chances, chances but we didn't score one goal.

"In the last part of the first half against Everton we conceded a goal and we lost. At Newcastle we concede later. Here, we conceded an equaliser at the end of the first half again."

Chelsea are currently third in the league table with 30 points from 15 matches.

Stephen Ireland of Stoke scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Britannia Stadium on December 7, 2013
Read Next:
Result: Stoke stun Chelsea
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2455141535-2020
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account