Chelsea round-up: Jose Mourinho watches TV shows as his pre-match ritual

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Chelsea supporters, hello and welcome to the first round-up of the week.

There’s plenty to sink your teeth into after this weekend’s action - luckily for you, we have the most important bits amassed both above and below.

Watch the video for the major headlines and read on for more. Leave thoughts and opinions in the comments box provided.

Mourinho's pre-game ritual

Pre-game rituals aren’t an uncommon thing in football. Some pray, some listen to music, some watch old tapes of opponents.

Jose Mourinho watches television box sets in his Stamford Bridge office, he’s now confirmed. The Special One said that he likes to watch shows on his iPad and doesn’t like it when he’s interrupted.

In his words, the assistants are taking care of players, so he doesn’t have anything left to do. We can’t help but wonder what his favourite show is.

"I like to be in my office at Stamford Bridge, watching a movie on my iPad, Mourinho said, as per the Evening Standard.

"I like TV series, I'm always waiting for new episodes to come.

"I hate it when the guy knocks on the door and tells me I have to come to do an interview.

"I like to be there. I'm not in the dressing room, I'm there, relaxed, waiting for the game.

"Sometimes television is there, we play 5 o'clock and there is football before and I want to see other results.

"The players are warming up or in the dressing room.

"The assistant are taking care of the players, I have nothing to do in that period."

Lukaku on Chelsea's campaign

Elsewhere, Romelu Lukaku has admitted it hurts him to see Chelsea struggling in the Premier League this term.

The Belgium striker was sold by Mourinho in 2014 but said he had always been a fan of the club and so didn’t want to see the west London giants in their current malaise.

Champions League draw

Lastly, Chelsea are in for a tantalising Champions League clash having been drawn against Paris Saint-Germain in the first knockout round.

Mourinho’s men will face off against the French champions as they attempt to negotiate a passage to the quarter-finals. It’s fair to say there are far easier matches that the Blues could have had.

Here's what happened the last time Chelsea played PSG:

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