Report: Inter To Delay Trip To London Ahead Of Chelsea Clash

Mourinho has ordered a break with tradition…
Serie A champions Inter will travel to England just 24 hours prior to their crucial Champions League last 16 second leg clash with Chelsea on March 16, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.

Nerazzurri boss Jose Mourinho has in fact decided to do without the ritual pre-game training session at the venue of the host side.

It is the first time that Inter have opted for such a move ahead of a Champions League game, with the Portuguese evidently aiming to keep his cards close to his chest.

The ex-Chelsea manager will then make his hotly-anticipated return to Stamford Bridge only on the night of the match.

Inter will have to defend a narrow 2-1 lead from the first leg to advance to the quarter-finals of the competition.