Mourinho is yet to win a league game on Tyneside and had lost on his previous three visits, and that led him to question Newcastle’s mentality.
Spanish global striker Diego Costa, serving a domestic suspension, will be available in Porto, where Mourinho became a hero by leading the Dragons to 2004 Champions League success.
The one outfought and bullied by tenacious Newcastle for an hour?
Wijnaldum headed a Perez corner past Begovic to put United in a commanding position, but Chelsea substitute Ramires pulled a goal back just six minutes after replacing Oscar.
Three minutes later the game was tied after Vincent Aboubakar scored his first goal of the game.
It was nearly as baffling as the Chelsea performance, because Mourinho then tried to clarify.
“Yes, I am very concerned”, he said.
“Always I try to do my best on the pitch”.
“People need to take more responsibility, and I think we did that”. Today, he explained his 2-2-chelsea-mourinho-s-men-battle-back-to-salvage-draw-7666/”>2-2 draw with Newcastle with sound bite phrases such as “I am not a magician”, “so poor”, and “so bad”.
“I sat there trying to work out what was best for the team and had so many doubts, I chose to see what happened in the second half“. At various points in the half, either team had control.
“We showed that we’re capable”, Krul said of the Chelsea result.
“It’s going to be a hell of a task but you never know”.
Chelsea have lost at Manchester City and Everton and at home to Crystal Palace.
Newcastle 2-2 ChelseaJosé Mourinho would have subbed six Chelsea players at half time if he could have done against Newcastle on Saturday. That’s what we got.
Despite the end to the game, Steve McClaren will take confidence from his side’s performance – in the first-half especially – after what has been a dismal start to his tenure. A goal from a corner hasn’t been something that Newcastle have done much in the last four years, and it comes as a welcome relief to finally get some quality from a set piece.
In their match against Maccabi Tel Aviv, Willian only needed 15 minutes to break the goalless draw and give the Blues the lead.
“It’s flipping every time we come to this stadium!” added Cahill.