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Mourinho unimpressed with Chelsea fringe players

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Dress down Tuesday: Mourinho ditched the suit for the match. Credit: PA

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told some of his fringe players they have made his next team selection "easy" after they failed to make the most of their opportunity against Shrewsbury.

Andre Schurrle, Mohamed Salah and Filipe Luis all struggled as the Blues scraped through 2-1 to reach the Capital One Cup quarter-finals.

They needed a late own goal from Jermaine Grandison to progress on Tuesday after Andy Mangan had levelled with 13 minutes left.

I expect players to give me problems. I love problems. But a lot of them didn't and they've made it easy to choose my team for Saturday.

If players who played 90 minutes two days ago were fantastic I expect people who are not playing a lot to raise the level to create me problems. They didn't create me big problems.

– Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

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Mellon looking to learn

Shrewsbury boss Micky Mellon admits he might be "Special Brew" to Jose Mourinho's "Special One" but believes Town can give Chelsea a cup hangover.

The Shrews host the Barclays Premier League leaders in the Capital One Cup fourth round on Tuesday aiming for one of the competition's biggest shocks.

If he's the Special One, I'm more Special Brew. It'll be terrific to have Jose here.

I'm determined to get everything we can as a football club.

I want to learn everything about how the best in the business operates.

If we can take anything from that and make this wonderful football club better.

Then I'm determined to that, I want to take any opportunity to move us forwards.

Jose deserves and probably loves his nickname.

– Micky Mellon

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Twisting my Mellon

Micky Mellon will attempt to get Shrewsbury promoted. Credit: PA

Shrewsbury have appointed Micky Mellon as their new manager.

The former Fleetwood boss has signed a one-year rolling contract and will be assisted by Mike Jackson, who had been in caretaker charge of the Shrews since Graham Turner stepped down in January, and Danny Coyne.

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Jackson made Shrews boss

Michael Jackson has never had a No.1 hit. Credit: PA

Shrewsbury have appointed Michael Jackson as manager on a deal until the end of the season.

Jackson has been caretaker boss since Graham Turner resigned his position at the end of January and the Sky Bet League One club feel that continuity will be important in their battle against relegation.

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Turner quits Shrewsbury

Graham Turner has quit as manager of League One strugglers Shrewsbury.

The veteran boss, 66, has called time on his second spell at the club with the Shrews a point above the relegation zone following a poor run of results culminating in Saturday's 3-0 defeat against Rotherham.

It's a very sad decision. It's a club that I've really enjoyed working at, it's a club that gave me my first opportunity in management, so I'll always appreciate that and will always be close to the club.

I just felt it wasn't necessarily just Saturday. I think there's been a sequence of results where for several weeks now I thought I could improve things.

I thought I was the right man to get the results going and it hasn't materialised, so I felt that there was a need for a decision to be made.

– Graham Turner.
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