Just another quiet week for Jose Mourinho ; knocked out of the FA Cup last weekend by Newcastle, dealt a serious blow to his Champions League hopes on Wednesday at the hands of Barcelona, Sunday saw Chelsea win the least coveted piece of silverwear on offer, getting out of jail via Steven Gerrard’s own goal in the 78th minute. Mourinho wasn’t around for the surprise equalizer, nor Chelsea’s extra time victory, having been sent off before intermission for gesturing towards Liverpool supporters.

You can hear the shy, retiring Mourinho’s explanation here. (Real Player required).

Is Mourinho losing his cool at the first signs of pressure, or does everyone with a notepad just hate the former Barca translator cause he’s so handsome? Either way, Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Portsmouth yesterday narrowed Chelsea’s lead atop the Premeireship to a mere 6 points.