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The Chelsea boss took the opportunity to keep tabs on a number of his players - and one or two rivals and transfer targets - as the South Americans disposed of Marc Wilmots's men

Jose Mourinho never misses a chance to run the rule over his players - or any players, for that matter.

The Chelsea boss rocked up in Brussels on Thursday night to cast his eye over Belgium v Colombia, a clash between two World Cup dark horses - they say - and choc-full of Premier League stars and transfer targets.

Although his on-loan goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, did not feature, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku all played a part.


Laughing and joking | The evening  starts out well for De Bruyne and Dembele (Getty)


Pulling rank | Liverpool's Simon Mignolet organises his defenders (Getty)


Snakehips | Hazard warms up with a sharp turn (Getty)

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Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Thomas Vermaelan, Christian Benteke, Kevin Mirallas and Simon Mignolet were all on show, too, so it is no wonder that Mourinho was paying such close attention.

But it was not a good night for the Rode Duivels. Vertonghen and Vermaelen were part of a faulty back line which allowed Radamel Falcao to race through and open the scoring after rounding Liverpool shot-stopper Mignolet, who had no chance and got a kick in the face for his troubles.

Victor Ibarbo doubled the lead 15 minutes later following a scramble from a corner, so it was not the ideal night for England's top-flight defenders.

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini also played and indeed struck a post as Belgium tried to get back in the game. By that point, Lukaku had replaced Benteke but neither striker could come up with the goods in front of goal.

Hazard and late substitue Mirallas had frustrating nights, as Napoli's Dries Mertens proved to be Marc Wilmots's best attacking outlet with his 15-minute cameo.


Helpless | Belgium's offside trap fails and Falcao pounces (Getty)


Uphill struggle | Benteke and Fellaini prepare to go again (Getty)


They paid how much?! | The big Belgian has so far struggled at Manchester United (Getty)

Falcao only moved to Monaco in the summer, of course, but rumours in Spain have suggested that he is not exactly happy in Ligue 1 and would consider a move away. Chelsea have been interested in the past, of course, so Mourinho will surely be updating his notes on the hitman.

Juan Cuadrado, one of the stars of Vincenzo Montella's exciting Fiorentina outfit, has also been linked with a move to England, though surely Chelsea don't need any more attacking midfielders, even ones who can get round Vertonghen.


Eternal struggle | Juan Cuadrado battles past Vertonghen (Getty)


Tiger roar | Falcao celebrates another match-winning performance (Getty)

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