Graeme Souness blasts 'pathetic' Chelsea after Paris Saint-Germain defeat

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The critics didn't hold back after Chelsea's shock Champions League exit last night against Paris Saint-Germain.

The Blues tumbled out at the last-16 stage on the away goals rule after extra time, despite playing the majority of the second leg with a man-advantage following Zlatan Ibrahimovic's controversial red card after just 31 minutes for his tackle on Oscar.


A laboured-looking Chelsea took the lead through Gary Cahill's low strike after 81 minutes, but former Blues defender David Luiz equalised just before full time. PSG were then dealt another blow when Thiago Silva was penalised for handling in the box in the first-half of extra time, and Eden Hazard cooly slotted the subsequent spot kick home.

However the Brazilian defender made up for his mistake by looping home a header beyond the grasp of Thibaut Courtois to help his side book a spot in the last eight.

Chelsea were criticised for their attempts to pressurise referee Bjorn Kuipers into sending off Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while Diego Costa was reportedly involved in a spat with Yohan Cabaye.

Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness was unimpressed with Chelsea's antics and their level of performance at Stamford Bridge last night.

"This PSG team is just full of technique, a really good footballing team and they had to put up with stuff which I find really, really unappealing," the Scot said.

"The reaction of the Chelsea players on the challenge on Oscar epitomised what I'm saying. To a man they surrounded the referee, (Diego) Costa ran 50 yards to get involved. That is something we can do without, that is not the British way of doing things, it's creeping into our game, which is, I find, totally unacceptable.

"When you played, the last thing you wanted to show was that you were injured. Today is the exact opposite of that, someone brushes you, you want to go down and try and get them in trouble. That's how pathetic it is."

Silva blasts 'disrespectful' Mourinho

Thiago Silva also had a few choice words for Chelsea after the game last night, and Jose Mourinho in particular having taken issue with comments made by the Special One at the time of the draw. 

The PSG captain took umbrage with Mourinho's apparent relief at drawing the French side back in December.

"This does not feel like taking revenge, but Chelsea were not showing us the respect we deserve, Mourinho in particular," Thiago Silva told RMC.

"He said that he was happy to be paired with PSG because it was pretty close to London and that it was easy for the supporters to come over... But I don't think that's the reason why he was happy with the draw. He said it because they beat us last season."

Mourinho: Luiz could have been sent off

Jose Mourinho believes David Luiz could have been sent off last night for a reported elbow on Diego Costa - although he says he didn't see the incident. 

"The David [Luiz] elbow I didn't see, but when Uefa gives him the Man of the Match I have to believe there is no elbow," he said. "He played very very well and I have to believe no elbow because I can't believe that Uefa gives the Man of the Match to someone that made an aggression."

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