It is highly likely that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho endured a difficult time at Stamford Bridge yesterday, despite his side defeating Stoke City 2-1 and extending their lead at the top of the Premier League table.
The Portuguese maestro had to watch his goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois be embarrassed by a stunning effort from Charlie Adam, who equalised following Eden Hazard’s penalty, when he lobbed the Belgian from sixty yards just before the interval.
After going into the break level, Mourinho threw on the club’s top goalscorer, Diego Costa, who had question marks lingering over his fitness before the game, after an apparent recurrence of an old hamstring injury. However, the Spanish international only managed twelve minutes before limping off once again.
Luckily, Loic Remy was on hand to put the Blues back in front. The Frenchman was rewarded for the eventual winner, by being replaced by £27m man Juan Cuadrado, who has failed to make an impact since his January move.
The Colombian had the chance to kill off the game, but failed to convert the good chance, leaving Mourinho almost in tears in the dugout.
Not matter how poorly Cuadrado has adapted to life in London, surely this is a bit over the top from the boss?