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Mourinho insists Chelsea will qualify

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is confident his side will finish in the top two of their Champions League group, despite their loss at home to Basel on Wednesday.

Basel came from a goal behind after Oscar's opener to win 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. Thus, they ended Chelsea's 29-match unbeaten home record in Champions League group stage matches.

However, Mourinho believes in his team. He insists that Chelsea's objective of finishing in the top two is not lost.

Speaking to reporters after the home humbling, Mourinho said: "The objective of finishing in the top two in the group phase and to go to the next stage of the Champions League is an objective that is not lost - far from it.

"We lost three points that we must get somewhere. Probably we have to go to win at Basel.

"It's an objective we're going to fight for and it's an objective that I believe very, very much that we're going to achieve.

"We lost three points that we must get somewhere. We must get them, (from) Basel, or Schalke, or Bucharest, or all of them, or some of them.

"Normally you have to win the matches at home and get a few points away.

"Now we must win six points at home, Schalke and Steaua, but we have also to win points away. Probably we have to go to win at Basel to compensate for the defeat."

The self-acclaimed 'Special One' may be vindicated if Chelsea defeat Fulham in the Premier League this weekend, with the Blues playing host to Martin Jol's side as they look to return to winning ways.

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