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Football: Mourinho aims to revive ailing Chelsea

Published on Apr 4, 2014 7:58 AM
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho is pictured before the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match Paris Saint-Germain vs Chelsea on April 2, 2014 at the Parc-des-Princes stadium in Paris. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Jose Mourinho will attempt to revive Chelsea's campaign after a disastrous week that has damaged their ambitions in both the Champions League and the Premier League.

The Blues find themselves in the unfamiliar position of trying to avoid a third successive defeat when Stoke visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Seven days previously, Mourinho's side unexpectedly lost at Crystal Palace, a result that prompted the Blues manager to write off Chelsea's hopes of beating Liverpool and Manchester City to the Premier League title.

And that shock defeat, which saw Chelsea drop to second in the Premier League - two points behind Liverpool, was followed by a painful 3-1 reverse at Paris Saint Germain in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final.

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