It wasn't just Thibaut Courtois and Antonio Conte that noticed the poor finishing.
Conte and Mourinho have traded blows before. I've got no concerns at all about Chelsea who were immaculate as they were in the summer, absolutely immaculate.
Mourinho, former manager of Inter Milan and Chelsea, had struck a nerve.
Their enmity stretches back to early last season, with Mourinho accusing his Chelsea counterpart of humiliating him with the scale of his celebrations as United fell to a 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge in October 2016. Mourinho responded by mocking Conte's hair transplant.
"PSG may have other ideas".
But the clown remark was floated towards Conte at his next press conference.
"Do I have the face that looks like I regret it?"
"I don't think Ross [Barkley] was his first choice", Wright told Sky Sports' The Debate.
And yes, given that Jose likes everything his own way and marches under the red flag, and Antonio has hair issues and actually used the word 'fake' this week, we know which one is which.
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Maddison has been in excellent touch for the Canaries this season, registering six goals and five assists in the Championship.
"I want him to stay for longer", he added. His nous possibly more valued in a hostile environment than the physical talents offered by his teammate. Needled, Conte went back on the attack.
In defence, the Express is reporting that Conte wants to persuade Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini to team up with him again, while the Mirror says the Premier League champions are weighing up a January move for in-form Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha.
"And because of Financial Fair Play, they aren't actually spending or rivalling clubs for the signing of Paul Pogba, Philippe Coutinho or Neymar". Sanchez is still expected to join Manchester City whilst Vardy might prove to be expensive.
That will have stung. Now to see whether City can get the deal done this month or not.
Most troubling, it has started to manifest itself on the pitch.
Conte is wary of Saturday's visitors.
Mourinho (who didn't directly name the current boss when making the "clown on the sidelines" comments) has suckered Conte in and the Italian has not only taken the bait, he's trying to devour Mourinho. Leave now, and he can cling to his whinges about a lack of spending and refereeing decisions. "I'd love to have a go at playing in the Premier League". This is the real transfer market, not to wait until the last moment to buy the players.