Chelsea fail to get winning result against Schalke

Chelsea failed to get winning result against Schalke in tonight’s Champions league match at Stamford Bridge.

Cesc Fabregas scored his first Chelsea goal but was unable to help Jose Mourinho’s side to victory in their Champions League group-stage opener as they were held by Schalke.

The Spain midfielder, 27, who joined from Barcelona in the summer, swept in the opener from Eden Hazard’s pass.

Didier Drogba shot wide when through before striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar drove in an equaliser after a counter.

Chelsea’s Loic Remy had a shot cleared off the line as Schalke held on.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, speaking to Sky Sports: “We had more than a couple of fantastic chances to win the game but we got a point. It is not the best result but it is a result.

“In the second half they scored, we had a good reaction and I have nothing to complain about with my players. Of course he [Didier Drogba] did his job, he had a good game and a good contribution. He missed the goal by a few inches and that would have been 2-0 but football is like this. Didier Drogba is not crying because of that miss.

“Diego Costa is not in condition to play three matches in a week. He has problems when he plays one game, he needs a week to recover and now playing matches Tuesday and Wednesday he can’t do it. He was not in a condition to do more than he did.”




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