(Tweet) Jose Mourinho urges Chelsea supporters to live up to brilliant Liverpool fans

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is desperate for Stamford Bridge to match Anfield’s atmosphere next week…

Jose Mourinho has praised the Liverpool fans for the atmosphere they created during the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final on Tuesday. The Chelsea manager is now hoping for a similar reaction at Stamford Bridge next week.

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Speaking after the game, Mourinho told Chelsea TV: “It was a two-leg semi-final, now it’s a one-leg semi-final. That says a lot.

“Two legs is difficult, Anfield is difficult and with this result we transform a two-leg semi-final into a one-leg semi-final at Stamford Bridge.

“If Stamford Bridge can give us 25% of the emotion Anfield gives Liverpool, I think we can do it. Liverpool, instead of 40,000 fans, they will have five or 10 (thousand).

“Chelsea, instead of 1,000, will have 40,000. I hope that can make a difference in the atmosphere.”