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Jose Mourinho fined over Aston Villa conduct

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined £8,000 and warned about his future conduct by the Football Association after his sending-off at Aston Villa last month.

Mourinho asked for a personal hearing after being charged with improper conduct after he was sent to the stands by referee Chris Foy during his side's 1-0 loss at Villa Park.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined £8,000. Credit: PA Wire

A FA statement said: "Mourinho denied a breach of FA rule E3 in that his behaviour in re-entering the field of play and approaching the match referee (Foy) in an attempt to speak to him, in or around the 90th minute of the game against Aston Villa on March 15, 2014, amounted to improper conduct.

"However, the charge was found proven at a personal hearing on Wednesday, April 9."

Chelsea progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League earlier this week after beating Paris Saint-Germain.

Chelsea prepare for key Champions League match

Jose Mourinho was heavily critical of his side's performance after they lost to PSG last weekend Credit: PA Wire

Chelsea are undertaking their final preparations ahead of their key Champions League match against Paris St-Germain.

The Blues need to overturn a two-goal deficit at Stamford Bridge in order to progress to the next round.

Read: Mourinho slams Chelsea after Champions League defeat

Coverage of the match starts on ITV1 at 19:45

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Mourinho: Players queue in front of the mirror before games

What I feel is that before, players were trying to make money during their career, be rich at the end of their career. But in this moment, the people who surround them try to make them rich before they start their career.

They try to make them rich when they sign their first contract, when they didn't play one single match in the Premier League, when they don't know what it is to play in the Champions League.

This puts the clubs in difficult conditions sometimes.

– Jose Mourinho, Chelsea manager

Jose Mourinho added that players would be "queuing in front of the mirror before the game" while the referee waited for them in the tunnel during his time in Spain.

But that's how society is now. Young people care a lot about this: they are twentysomething and I am 51 and if I want to work with kids I have to understand their world.

How can I stop my players on the bus doing, er, what do you call?... Twitters and these things? How can I stop them if my daughter and my son do the same? So, I have to adapt to the moment.

– Jose Mourinho, Chelsea manager

Footballers 'plagued' by desire for wealth and celebrity

Jose Mourinho claims footballers have become plagued by a desire for instant wealth and celebrity, rather than sporting success. The Chelsea manager says players need to focus on winning games instead of spending time styling themselves in front of mirrors ahead of matches.

Jose Mourinho Credit: Press Association

Mourinho: Media 'should be embarrassed' for reporting quotes

I think you should be embarrassed, as a media professional because from my point of view I don't think you - not you, but a colleague - (should be) able to record a private conversation, to make it public

I think you all should be a bit embarrassed, because it's a case of the ethics you have in your work.

From my point of view, is it an unhappy comment? Absolutely. But from the ethical point of view, I think it's a real disgrace.

– Jose Mourinho, Chelsea manager

Jose Mourinho goes on the warpath over 'disgraceful ethics'

Jose Mourinho has hit out at what he calls the "disgraceful" ethics of a journalist recording - and making public - his private, light-hearted comments about Chelsea's striking options.

Jose Mourinho Credit: Press Association

Mourinho believes the media "should all be embarrassed" for reporting quotes filmed by French television station Canal Plus, when he was in conversation with a Swiss businessman at a recent sponsor's event.

The recording shows Mourinho commenting on Chelsea's lack of depth up front and questioning the age of Cameroon forward Samuel Eto'o.

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Jose Mourinho favours a Manchester City win at Tottenham

Jose Mourinho says he favours a Manchester City win at Tottenham tonight in a result which he believes would make his own team an almost certainty for Champions League qualification this season.

If Chelsea beat their own opponents, West Ham, at Stamford Bridge and City win at White Hart Lane, Mourinho's squad will be 10 points clear of Spurs. They are challenging Liverpool, Everton and Manchester United in the battle to compete in Europe's elite competition next term.

Jose Mourinho Credit: Press Association

Jose Mourinho said: "I prefer them to win, because if they win and if we win, we open a gap to Tottenham. If we have a gap of 10 to Tottenham, 12 to United, you have a safe spot in the Champions League.

"If you can have a safe spot by February and play the rest of the season without that pressure, it would be fantastic for us."

No new injury concerns for Blues ahead of Hull test

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Jose Mourinho and his back room staff Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Chelsea have no fresh fitness concerns for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at Hull.

The blues can go top if they win - for at least a few hours.

Kevin De Bruyne is unlikely to be included after negotiations for the Belgium forward's Chelsea exit gathered pace.

Midfielder Frank Lampard (calf) and right-back Branislav Ivanovic (knee) are out until the end of the month, while Marco van Ginkel (knee) is continuing his rehabilitation.

Provisional squad: Cech, Cole, Luiz, Essien, Ramires, Torres, Mata, Oscar, Mikel, Schurrle, De Bruyne, Hazard, Ba, Willian, Schwarzer, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Eto'o, Blackman, Bertrand.

Mikel: Chelsea to start show their winning mentality

It's a matter of letting them [the players] know what it means when you come to the end of the season, what the Premier League and Champions League means to this club.

Now they're here, they have to feel the pressure and they are feeling it right now. That's why we just want to keep doing well and now they're starting to understand that we don't want to get beaten.

We just want to keep going and hopefully come the end of the season they will start to show the winning mentality even more that the manager is trying to install into them and we go on from there and win trophies.

– John Obi Mikel
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