Blanc jokes that Mourinho got Chelsea knocked out of the FA Cup to prepare Champions League

English and French will face in the round of 16

Blanc jokes that Mourinho got Chelsea knocked out of the FA Cup to prepare Champions League
Blanc jokes that Mourinho got Chelsea knocked out of the FA Cup to prepare Champions League

English and French will face in the round of 16

One of the most interesting Champions League round of 16 matches is the one between PSG and Chelsea. The atmosphere is starting to be warm, as Laurent Blanc talked in press conference and referred to Jose Mourinho. He said that the Portuguese got Chelsea knocked out of the FA Cup to have more time to prepare Champions League:

"Jose Mourinho is a genius. He lost his cup match 4-2 (against Bradford) and he has given himself a week to prepare for his match against us in the Champions League. I can only imagine the tsunami and the turbulence that we would have had here if we had lost the same kind of match. It would have been said that the PSG coach did not understand anything."

The elimination of Chelsea 2-4 in the Cup was a surprise because Bradford is in English Third Division. The game of the next round will be played this weekend and Chelsea won't obviously participate, which means more time to prepare for Champions League match against PSG, the next week. Last Wednesday Chelsea won Everton (1-0) and continue leading the Premier League.