Mohamed Salah's 87th minute goal — his third in Basel's last three matches against Chelsea — gave the Swiss club a 1-0 win against Chelsea in their penultimate Champions League group-stage match. It was Basel's second win over Chelsea this season, but it wasn't enough from keeping Jose Mourinho's side from remaining atop the Group E table and sealing a place in the knockout stages.
Immediately after Salah's late goal, Mourinho summed up Chelsea's performance by laying his head against his hands and pretending to be asleep. It was a wholly uninspired performance from Chelsea after beating West Ham 3-0 at the weekend and Mourinho knew it. After the match, he blamed himself for the defeat and said the players were tired.
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Mourinho claimed he could see from the first minute his side were not right, and when asked what he did not like about the display he replied: "Everything.
"I didn't like it from the first minute, we started with a defensive mistake immediately, the