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Jose Enrique unimpressed with Chelsea antics in Paris Saint-Germain defeat

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Liverpool defender Jose Enrique was less than impressed with what he saw from Chelsea in their Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain last night, calling out the Blues over their attempts to get Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent off.

PSG made it through to the last eight on away goals thanks to an extra-time header from defender Thiago Silva, but they had to do it the hard way after Ibrahimovic was handed his marching orders with just half-hour gone.

The Swedish striker appeared to be hard done by for his tackle on Chelsea playmaker Oscar, with referee Bjorn Kuipers seemingly pressured into his decision after being surrounded by Jose Mourinho's men.

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Enrique, who joined Liverpool from Newcastle in 2011, took to Twitter to vent his anger at what he saw as foul play. 

The 29-year-old tweeted a picture of the Chelsea players remonstrating around Kuipers along with the caption: "Says it all...."

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Inevitably his tweet incurred the wrath of many Chelsea fans, who didn't take too kindly to his insinuation. One replied: "This is why your watching European games at home" while another added: "Like the fact that Chelsea are in Europe and you're not."

The Liverpool player was evidently rooting for Paris Saint-Germain to overcome the odds and pull off a win, which they dutifully did, tweeting afterwards: 

Chelsea looked to be cruising to victory after Gary Cahill's low drive found the back of the net in the 81st minute. However David Luiz equalised with time running out to take the game to extra-time. 

The match then swung back in Chelsea's favour when Silva was penalised for handling the ball in the area and Eden Hazard slotted the subsequent spot-kick home - but the Brazilian went from villain to hero as he headed home late on to dump the Blues out.

Opinion

Chelsea only have themselves to blame after last night's debacle. Chelsea at their best are bullies, they can suffocate opponents and take them out of the game. At their worst they're bullies too though, and they whine and moan their way through games when things aren't going their way.

Mourinho should be heavily criticised for his team's performance and antics last night, but no doubt he'll try and shift the blame and avoid the real issue - that his team are struggling.

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