In probably the biggest upset of this Champions League’s opening match days, Chelsea went down at Stamford Bridge to Swiss Super League champions FC Basel, who recorded a shock 2-1 victory over Jose Mourinho’s men, who have now lost 2 in a row. The 2 sides had previously met in last year’s installment of the Europa League, with the Blues experiencing some difficulties against the Swiss but nonetheless progressing past them en route to the title. It appeared history was to repeat itself as well with Chelsea (who curiously named both Willian and Marco Van Ginkel into the starting 11) nabbing a goal right before the break through Oscar, whose carefully placed finish was set up by the ageless Frank Lampard. The home side were pegged back though come the 71st when Basel’s Mohamed Salah capped off a lovely passing exposition from the Swiss with a curling shot past Petr Cech to level the match at 1-1. A minor setback soon turned to utter calamity for Chelsea only 10 minutes thereafter with veteran Marco Streller notching Basel’s 2nd on a snapping header from a corner kick that Cech will be disappointed in himself to not have parried away. That left the home side only 9 minutes left to respond and they failed to do so, with Samuel Eto’o's tame effort in stoppage time the final piece of action as Jose Mourinho’s triumphant return to European football with the Blues ended on a sour note with Basel getting their own famous European night.
Next Matches: Chelsea vs. Fulham (EPL) FC Basel at FC Sion Sitt (Swiss Super League)Stat of Match: Percentage of Shots On Goal Chelsea: 33% FC Basel: 50%