30
Sep

Ticked-off Mourinho walks out on media; Meanwhile, loaned-out Lukaku keeps scoring

Jose Mourinho continued his never-ending feud with the media on Monday by walking out of the obligatory Champions League press conference. The reason? More inquiries over Mourinho’s player selection, or rather, player non-selection.

Already agitated by the month-long drama surrounding Juan Mata’s lack of playing time, Mourinho lost it when a reporter asked about the absence of Kevin de Bruyne on Chelsea’s 18-man roster for the upcoming tilt at Steaua Bucharest.

"This is fantastic because nobody asks me about Mata," Mourinho said. "You are for three weeks speaking about Mata, and now you are speaking about Kevin de Bruyne. So you are not interested in the players that are playing? You are interested in the players that are not playing."

Mourinho then quickly defended his decision to leave out the Belgian starlet before deserting Frank Lampard at the podium.

It’s a good thing the press conference wasn’t held a few hours later, or else Mourinho may have gotten bombarded with even more questions about players he’s been passing on. Namely, why he decided to loan out Romelu Lukaku for another year.

Everton’s rental striker netted two goals and assisted on the Toffees’ third in their 3-2 win over Newcastle on Monday. That brings Lukaku’s Premier League goal tally to three after just two appearances for Everton, exactly three more goals than all of Chelsea’s strikers combined so far.

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9
Jun

CNN reports that Chelsea winger Kevin De Bruyne is being linked with Chelsea

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Chelsea starlet Kevin De Bruyne scored a goal in Belgium’s 2-1 win over Serbia on Friday, bringing even more attention to himself. De Bruyne has been in the news a lot lately, being linked with loans and transfers to both Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen. Most recently, however, speculation began that Jose Mourinho does not want to see the promising talent slip through his fingers.

Unfortunately, somebody at CNN seemed to get a little confused about some of the details. Here’s a screen shot of Friday’s initial match report roundup from the European World Cup qualifiers:

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