Chelsea players are 'young eggs'

Jose Mourinho described his players as "beautiful, young eggs" today. The Chelsea manager said he planned to field four players under the age of 22 against Basel in the Champions League game on Wednesday.

Mourinho describes players as 'beautiful, young eggs'

Jose Mourinho described his players as "beautiful, young eggs" today. The Chelsea manager said he planned to field four players under the age of 22 against Basel in the Champions League game on Wednesday.

Jose Mourinho during a press conference at Cobham Training Ground
Jose Mourinho during a press conference at Cobham Training Ground Credit: Press Association

Jose Mourinho said his players were: "Eggs that need a mum, in this case a dad, to take care of them, to keep them warm during the winter, to bring the blankets and to work to improve them.

"One day will arrive the moment when the weather changes, the sun rises, you break the eggs and the eggs are ready to go for life at the top level."

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