Chelsea look to rebound


October 03, 2015
Chelsea's Diego Costa gets sandwiched between Porto's Ruben Neves and Maxi Pereira, right, during the Champions League group G football match between FC Porto and Chelsea FC at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, on Tuesday. (AP Photo)

Chelsea look

to rebound


There was one piece of good news for JosE Mourinho this week: The Chelsea manager will not face any Football Association action over the comments he made to then-club doctor Eva Carneiro during a touchline incident in August.

However, independent FA director Heather Rabbatts yesterday denounced the governing body's treatment of Carneiro as "seriously disappointing," particularly over the apparent failure to interview any witness including the doctor.

On the field it's been a bleak few days for Chelsea as well.

After scraping a draw at Newcastle last weekend to slump eight points behind the leaders, Chelsea lost to FC Porto in the Champions League on Mourinho's return to his former club.

Chelsea today hosts a Southampton side sitting a point higher in the league. Both games between them last season were 1-1 draws.

"They will look to react after the loss against Porto in the Champions League," Southampton manager Ronald Koeman said.

"They will go up in the table because they don't stay that low for so long. We know what they can bring."

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