Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho is putting up a brave face. With Chelsea's loss to Liverpool last night at Anfield, Chelsea has been eliminated from the European Championship.
Liverpool have vanquished Jose Mourinho again and have booked a place in their seventh European Cup fnal. This is a soaring triumph for Liverpool and the Anfield faithful exploded with joy.
Chelsea's grasp on the English Premier League also looks out of their reach when they were held to a draw by Bolton last Saturday, on a day when rivals Manchester United won emphatically over Everton extending their lead at the top.
There has been talk of tension between the Russian billionaire Abramovich and his Portugese manager Mourinho all season. Losing the European Championship that the Chelsea owner craves most doesn't make Mourinho's job easier who already has enough problems of player injuries .
Chelsea's high-profile players have not delivered the results yet.
There were reports that Ukraine striker Shevchenko had refused to travel to Anfield after being told by manager Jose Mourinho he would not start the game, but Chelsea insisted the player was injured and played down rumours of a rift with the manager.
Another star player midfielder Michael Ballack, has reacted furiously at suggestions that he was putting Germany's international matches in June ahead of his club's end-of-season games.
Chelsea has star power, but as a team they haven't got the best out of the rich talent available. Under pressure Chelsea has crumbled to Liverpool, dashing their hopes of glory in Europe.