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Revealed: Part of Mourinho’s Chelsea XI vs Basel | Champions League
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed veteran Frank Lampard and youngster Oscar will start their Champions League opener against Basel on Wednesday evening.
The Blues manager has no injury concerns ahead of the visit of FC Basel. Chelsea have made their worst start to a Premier League season since Roman Abramovich brought his Russian roubles to Stamford Bridge. But Mourinho, who reached two Champions League semi-finals in his first stint at Stamford Bridge, has no concerns ahead of Wednesday’s game.
“If you think as we think in the club, in the evolution of the players and the team, it’s very important for them to play on the big stage, and the big stage is the Champions League.”
Mourinho said: “Chelsea had a dream and the dream came true by winning the Champions League two years ago.
“It’s normal if you win it once, you dream to win it twice. That happened to me and when I did it for the second time, I dreamed of winning it for the third time.
“I want to start the group phase by winning because last season Chelsea went outside its natural habitat of the Champions League and went out into a competition which isn’t a Chelsea competition and we don’t want to do that again.”
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