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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits a failure to kill off West Brom ended his team's hopes of extending their lead at the top of the Premier League to four points, reports James Nursey of the Daily Mirror.
The Blues were unable to add to Branislav Ivanovic's opener at The Hawthorns, and were punished by a late equaliser by Victor Anichebe.
Mourinho is quoted as saying:
For 60 minutes, there was only one team.
We couldn’t kill the game, especially in the first 15 minutes of the second half.
For the last 20 minutes, there was also only one team and that team fought a lot to get the goal and the point.
I think, in the end, they deserved it. We started being too deep and it was impossible for my defenders to get out.
We must have the personality to get out and don’t accept their pressure and don’t accept to play for so long in the last third.
Meanwhile, England manager Roy Hodgson will clarify the position regarding Chelsea defender John Terry and an international recall on Thursday, reports Shaun Custis of The Sun (subscription required).
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has dismissed reports that he could join Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, claims Nick Lustig of the Daily Star.