Chelsea boss Mourinho: No Champions League panic

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists there's no need to panic over their Champions League chances.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists there's no need to panic over their Champions League chances.

Mourinho believes it is too early for Chelsea to be concerned about their finishing position in Champions League Group E ahead of a potentially decisive double header with Schalke.

He said: "I don't think it's yet the time to have the calculator and to be counting the number of points you need to qualify, or to be first or second, or to go into the Europa League (as third-placed side).

"The calculator comes on the fifth fixture. The third and the fourth are still fixtures we can play just thinking about the game and trying to win, and if you cannot win try to get a point.

"We lost the first match at home (2-1, to Basle) but won the second away (4-0, at Steaua Bucharest), so we found a balance.

"We play two matches against the strongest opponent in the group, which leaves us the fifth and sixth fixture to play against Basle and Steaua.

"We need points over these two matches (against Schalke). That's obvious. But we're in condition to play without thinking about finishing first or second."

 
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