Jose Mourinho labelled Chelsea’s defending 'a joke' and then launched an extraordinary attack on Fernando Torres.

Mourinho blew his top after Chelsea’s chaotic defending led to three goals that leave his side with a mountain to climb to avoid a Champions League quarter-final exit.

The Chelsea boss then questioned whether Torres, axed from the game before coming on as a second-half substitute, was ‘a real striker’.

A furious Mourinho said: ‘We couldn’t transform half chances into goals. And on top of that, we made individual defensive mistakes — so we paid the price.

‘We scored in our own goal, and the third goal is a joke. Not a goal, a joke.’

The Chelsea manager then turned his attentions to Torres, who came on as a substitute for Schurrle midway through the second half.