Ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup fourth round tie at home against third-division Bradford City, Jose Mourinho made his feelings very clear: either win the match or be shamed.
From the Guardian:
“The other day a coach of a big team was knocked out of the cup and he was saying, ‘Good, very good. This is perfect for us. Now we can focus on the other competitions.’ If I lose against Bradford, I don’t say that. I say it’s a disgrace.”
Well, despite taking a 2-0 lead in the first half and looking set for an easy win, Chelsea ended up conceding four unanswered goals to lose 4-2 and suffer elimination. At home. To Bradford City.
After the final whistle, Mourinho confirmed his previous assessment of the result in the immortal words of Didier Drogba.
Mourinho: “I repeat the words that I used yesterday. ‘In case we lose, it is a disgrace.’ It is a disgrace.”
— Dan Levene (@BluesChronicle) January 24, 2015
And then he forgot Bradford’s name.
Chelsea weren’t the only big club to lose to a lower division side, though. Man City lost 2-0 to second-division Middlesbrough. Meanwhile, Spurs and Southampton were upset by Premier League clubs Leicester and Crystal Palace, respectively.
Petr Cech’s face in the picture below sums up the day’s results…