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Mourinho: Chelsea Were Lucky To Draw

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that his team were lucky in their 1-1 draw with Paris Saint Germain on Tuesday night.

Read: Chelsea End PSG Clash All Square

The Portuguese coach suggested that his side may have been lucky to head in to half-time with a one-goal lead against PSG in the first-leg of the Champions League Round of 16, and had special praise for his Belgian goalkeeper, who kept the Blues in the match.

“Both teams were kind of feeling each other the first half in quite an even game and we managed to get one up,” he told ITV1.

"It was a difficult second half. Thibaut pulled off some great games to keep us in it and we got away with a happy draw."

Mourinho, who says he fielded five players who didn’t train during the week, is happy that the second leg will be decided in front of the Stamford Bridge faithful.

"I have in this team five players that didn't train. Five players since the game against Everton, that didn't train once,” he added.

“Yesterday they had like a warm-down for the press to see they were on the pitch, but we had five players who didn't train.

"We felt that a little, so I am happy with the result because two legs is now one leg with everything to be decided at Stamford Bridge."

Chelsea, who lifted the trophy in the 2011/2012 season, will head in to the second leg with an away goal advantage.

Read: Which Trophy Is Missing In Zlatan’s Cabinet?

Mourinho’s side are currently seven points clear at the summit of the Premier League; in the Capitol One Cup final and are one of the favourites in the Champions League, behind Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

Do you believe Chelsea were lucky to escape defeat against PSG on Tuesday night? Let us know in the comments section below.

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