Marouane Fellaini’s brother very nearly upset Chelsea’s tactics for Saturday’s mammoth Premier League clash against Manchester United, in a case of mistaken identity.
The Mirror reports of how a hotel doorman told Jose Mourinho that Fellaini would not be playing, mistaking him for his brother, who he had witnessed with no club tracksuit on and was apparently taking pictures with guests.
We can’t blame the doorman however, after seeing this picture:
Marouane Fellaini’s brother made José Mourinho panic, when he turned up in the team hotel to get tickets from Hazard. pic.twitter.com/920bDwCEw0
— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) April 20, 2015
Jose Mourinho, commenting on the incident, had this to say,
“I came down in the morning and the doorman said, ‘Fellaini isn’t playing’.
“The doorman asked him, ‘What do you want here?’ He said, ‘I’m Fellaini and I’ve come to get tickets from my friend Eden Hazard’.
“Didn’t smell well for me. I go to Google on my phone and I put in Fellaini brother. The guy is the same.
“So I go with the pictures to the doorman. I say, ‘This one or this one?’ He looks, ‘This one’.
“F*** off, he’s the brother”.
As we all now know the Blues went on to win 1-0 and Chelsea’s tactical plan remained unchanged. Mourinho will be thanking his lucky stars for Google!