Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho became embroiled in a war of words with Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc ahead of their Champions League showdown tonight.

The Special One claimed the French side were more physical and aggressive than League Two promotion hopefuls Shrewsbury after the Blues played them in the League Cup.

Sitting alongside midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who Mourinho admitted was a surprising summer addition to his squad, the Chelsea chief came out fighting.

It was in response to the Blanc and his criticism of Diego Costa, with the PSG supremo warning his squad the powerful striker will play dirty at Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, Nemanja Matic has trained with Chelsea yesterday lunchtime ahead of the club’s Champions League last 16 second leg tie.

The towering Serb has served a domestic two-match suspension but was struggling with an ankle injury suffered while celebrating the Capital One Cup win at Wembley.

John Obi Mikel was the only absentee as he continues his recovery following minor surgery on his knee.

Chelsea held PSG to a 1-1 draw in Paris three weeks ago and are favourites to progress having gone unbeaten in their last eight games in all competitions.


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