Chelsea defender Gary Cahill:

“I thought we played well tonight. We were in control of the game in the first half but we couldn’t step it up a level and we paid a price.

“We played Basel twice last year so we knew they were a good side. You can always do better, you can analyse how goals go in and no doubt we will look at that. It’s disappointing.”

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho:

“I’m not in shock. Sometimes you win sometimes you lose. The reality is that sometimes you don’t win. I’m not happy of course. We have taken a step back in qualification but we have to assume responsibility. We have five games left to finish in the top two.

“Basel played very well. We had a lot of the ball but we couldn’t create many chances. Basel equalised at our best moment of the game. After that we were punished defensively. We are strong at defending corners. Emotionally this is not a mature team and when you are in a difficult position it was not enough.

“I rotate my team because I have to. I kept the structure of the team and the players must fight for position. It was not individuals who lost the match.”

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