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Mourinho ready to get Chelsea back on the horse

Jose Mourinho is ready to take on Liverpool. Credit: PA

Jose Mourinho is hoping to banish the blues of Saturday's shock FA Cup defeat by beating Liverpool on Tuesday night.

After drawing 1-1 in the first leg at Anfield last week, Chelsea are favourites to progress to the final.

It's the good thing about playing consecutive matches without many days in between.

When you lose, you have to focus immediately on the next game. You don't have a lot of time to be moaning or analysing what happened in the bad one.

We don't go to Wembley to play the FA Cup final, that's for sure. The FA Cup is finished for us.

To go there - and I think that should mean a lot to everyone - the last chance we have is this one, to play there in the Capital One Cup final.

We are one victory away from playing a final.

– Jose Mourinho


Bamford: Karanka a lot like Chelsea boss Mourinho

Striker Patrick Bamford believes Aitor Karanka is similar in style to his Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Bamford, who scored in the 2-0 win over Manchester City on Saturday, is currently working under the Basque boss at Middlesbrough, where he is on loan from Chelsea.

Karanka was formerly Mourinho's assistant at Real Madrid, before both men left the Spanish capital in 2013.

Aitor Karanka, left, and Jose Mourinho, right, worked together at Real Madrid. Credit: PA

"Training is very similar and the big thing is the desire to win. You could see that on Saturday - the passion, every detail is in there.

"He doesn't miss out a thing and he is very rigorous with his approach to every single game, whether it is Manchester City or whoever else we might play.

"Even if it was a lower-league team in the cup, it would be the same approach. It is all about winning."

Striker Drogba wants to stay with Chelsea for long-term

Didier Drogba says he doesn't want to leave Chelsea in the summer when his contract expires.

It is thought the Ivorian will be offered the chance to take up a coaching role at Stamford Bridge when his playing days come to an end.

Didier Dorgba Credit: PA

"When you have achieved so much and won so many trophies like we have done in the past 10 years, that creates something special," Drogba said.

"I hope, and the club makes me believe, I am part of this big family, so we are going to find the best thing for both of us to promote the club in the best way."

Drogba added: "When I left this club (the first time), I was saying that I had done everything I wanted to do, but I think now that I did not do everything, I think there is more to do.

"I love this club and would love to be part of this club for the future, with the new players."

Chelsea care about the FA Cup - Jose Mourinho

Chelsea were dumped out. Credit: PA

Jose Mourinho claims Chelsea are upset to be out of the FA Cup after being shocked at home by Bradford on Saturday.

The Premier League leaders lost 4-2 at home against the League One side, despite taking a two-goal lead.

I always said I don't choose competitions, that we go match after match.

The most important competition now is the Capital One Cup, because it's the next game we have to play.

Obviously the Premier League is in front of the cups, but the way we prepare things - in a serious way, in a professional way - I can't say we don't care about the FA Cup. 'Ah, we lost, I don't care' - I cannot say that.

We lost and we care. I cannot say more than that. Does this affect the next match? I don't know.

– Jose Mourinho


Bradford keeper hails humble and classy Chelsea boss

Bradford City goalkeeper Ben Williams has praised the conduct of Jose Mourinho after Chelsea were defeated by the League One side.

The Portguese manager went in to the visiting dressing room, after his side were humiliated 4-2 at Stamford Bridge, to congratulate the Bradford team.

Ben Williams was part of the team to beat Chelsea. Credit: PA

"It was fantastic. The scenes, the look on everyone's faces was amazing, something which will live long in the memory," Williams told BBC Radio Five Live's Sportsweek programme.

"The fans were amazing and after that Mourinho came into the dressing room and shook everyone's hand and congratulated us, that was a surreal moment as well.

"In he walked and the celebrations stopped. This figure waltzed into the dressing room. He was very classy, very humble, very respectful - it was the icing on the cake."

Chelsea boss Mourinho: Bradford defeat a disgrace

It was a bad day at the office for Jose Mourinho. Credit: PA

Jose Mourinho has lambasted his Chelsea team after they lost 4-2 to League One Bradford at home.

The Blues had taken a two-goal lead, but surrendered it to four unanswered goals at Stamford Bridge.

In this moment I feel happy for them. I could find in my bad feeling with the game and with the result space to feel happy for them. I'm honest.

By another side I feel ashamed and I think the players should feel exactly the same as I feel.

By one side this is the beauty of football, the beauty of the FA Cup. It happens more in the FA Cup than any other country.

(But) I repeat the word that I used yesterday in case we lost - it's a disgrace. A sporting disgrace, but it's a disgrace.

For me it's the first time and I think it's unacceptable to lose against a team from a lower league.

– Jose Mourinho
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