Chelsea 1 - 2 FC Basel: Initial Reaction & Community Ratings Form

More like two thumbs DOWN. - Ian Walton

Six years after his last Champions League match ended in 1-1 at Stamford Bridge, Jose Mourinho's first Champions League match in his second go-around with Chelsea turns out even worse as the Blues go down with just the slightest of whimpers.

At Stamford Bridge.

Ugh.

There goes that record.

Disappointing.  Some might say embarrassing.

Toothless.  Slow.  Non-incisive.

But mostly, I think I'm just sad.  Like ultimately sad.  Like being told that Santa Claus is not real, sad.

I guess the slump's come early this year?

Time to figure things out or we'll have to make do with those first 20 minutes vs. Hull City.

Willian and Marco van Ginkel both made their starting bows in this one.  Juan Mata got to play the last quarter of the match and we got to see the Ba - Eto'o combination for the last quarter of an hour.  Alas, it was to no avail.

Have at it!

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