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Jose Mourinho unsure of his best XI

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he is unsure of his best side having returned for a second stint at the club over summer, according to the Independent

The Portuguese manager has come under fire for leaving out last seasons player-of-the-year Juan Mata and also defender David Luiz.

Despite the critics, Mourinho's side are in fourth place after five games, Arsenal in first are only two points ahead.

However, arguably the most disappointing result for The Blues was a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Swiss side FC Basel in the opening Champions League group game which followed a loss by Everton.

The Stamford Bridge club are expected to be challenging for the title this year thanks to the return of the 50-year-old and the money he spent over the summer.

Andre Schurrle, Marco van Ginkel, Willian and Samuel Eto'o all followed Mourinho through the entrance.

With the wealth of talent at his disposal, the former Real Madrid manager admitted he isn't sure of the best mix: “Of course, I don’t know [what my best team is],” he said. “But the players have to give me the answers. I cannot dig and dig and dig looking for the best team. The players must give me the answer.

“Do I have a doubt that [Branislav] Ivanovic is in this moment my right-back? I have no doubt. You see the way the guy performs. So it is up to them.

“If somebody is waiting for me to give shirts because of status and history, that’s not the point. Of course, I have some doubts in some positions and I think it’s normal.”

The likes of Mata, Cesar Azpilicueta and Ryan Bertrand are likely to be given a chance to show their worth to the first team in tomorrow nights League Cup tie against Swindon.

Chelsea return to Premier League action at the weekend when they make the short trip across london to face Andre Villas-Boas' Tottenham Hotspurs in what promises to be a fascinating clash.

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