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Video - Mourinho and Costa in bust-up as Chelsea win again

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Plenty for Mourinho to ponder
Plenty for Mourinho to ponder

Chelsea's Champions League fate will go to the final group game after an unconvincing 4-0 win over 10-man Maccabi Tel Aviv - but the night did not pass without a few scares for Blues boss Jose Mourinho.

Gary Cahill scored from a corner and former Chelsea defender Tal Ben Haim was shown a straight red card before half-time for a wild kick at Diego Costa, who had an altercation with Mourinho at the interval.

Willian added a free-kick strike - his sixth set-piece goal of the season - Oscar headed in a third and Kurt Zouma a fourth at Haifa's Sammy Ofer Stadium to put a gloss on the scoreline.

Despite the win, there was plenty for Mourinho to ponder, after his bust up with Costa and with John Terry departing on a stretcher with a foot injury.

Mourinho and Costa had a frank exchange as the teams left the field for half-time and Loic Remy was sent out to warm-up, but Costa completed the game as Chelsea struggled to assert themselves and lost their talismanic skipper to injury.

His public show of annoyance with Costa was raised in his post match interview and he offered this view:

"I want him to do a certain movement that he didn’t. I was disappointed. I react. He reacted too," said Mourinho.

“At half-time in the dressing room a few kisses and a few cuddles.”

Mourinho was critical of the pitch in Tel Aviv, as he suggested his skipper Terry will miss Sunday's Premier League trip to Tottenham.

"The surface was bad and dangerous," added Mourinho. "John has an ankle problem that we don't know yet the dimension of.

"For John to leave the pitch with the result 1-0 I know already that he is in trouble.

"My medical department is really good. John is a special guy, with a special desire to recover.

"But I think to leave the pitch with the result 1-0, I don't believe too much that he can play (against Spurs)."