Mourinho: The Champions League starts now

Jose Mourinho.

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Jose Mourinho has told Chelsea "the real Champions League starts now" after the Blues romped through Group G with a tournament high 17 goals.

The Premier League leaders' place in the last 16 was already confirmed prior to their 3-1 defeat of Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday night.

The Blues could play Juventus, Basle, Bayer Leverkusen, Paris St Germain or Shakhtar Donestsk in February's first knockout round.