Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho Says After 3-2 Defeat

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was left concerned by his side’s failure to “kill off” Stoke City during the first-half at the Britannia Stadium, before succumbing to a 3-2 defeat against the Potters.

Andre Schurrle gave the Blues the lead in the Potteries, only for Peter Crouch to equalise minutes before half-time.

And after Stephen Ireland and Schurrle traded goals early in the second period, on-loan Liverpool winger Oussama Aissaidi scored a superb late winner to hand Mark Hughes’ side three points.

Therefore, despite witnessing his side dominate possession and have the majority of chances, the Chelsea boss was left to lament his side’s poor finishing.

“We didn’t kill them,” said Mourinho, when asked on BBC Radio 5Live what exactly went wrong.

“When you produce football like we did in the first half, you have to score goals; but we didn’t.

“We don’t score enough goals in relation to our production and the quality of our football.

“You have to score goals and kill the game.”

For the second time in a week the west London club conceded three goals in a game – having done so in Wednesday’s 4-3 win over Sunderland – and Mourinho has admitted that that is a concern.

“They won and we lost,” added Mourinho.

“I can’t go much further than because I can’t analyse with you certain aspects of the game.

“It is a concern [conceding many goals recently]. I don’t like it, I don’t organise my teams to be like this. Sometimes mistakes kill an organisation.”

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