Filipe Luis opens up on Jose Mourinho feud at Chelsea after being ‘betrayed’ for cup final

Filipe Luis has opened up on his feud with Jose Mourinho after being left out of Chelsea’s team for the 2015 League Cup final.

Luis joined the Blues on a three-year deal from Atletico Madrid for a fee of £15.8million in July 2014.

But he found opportunities limited at Stamford Bridge and made just 26 appearances before moving back to Atletico a year later.

Despite his lack of game time, Luis was one of Mourinho’s trusted lieutenants on Chelsea’s run to Wembley in the League Cup.

He featured in all five matches prior to the final and even scored in the club’s 3-1 quarter-final victory over Derby County.

Felipe Luis played in all of Chelsea’s League Cup matches in the run to the final

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So it came as a surprise to the left-back when he was left out of the team for the final against Spurs in favour of Cesar Azpilicueta.

Speaking to The Guardian, Luis revealed that he felt betrayed by Mourinho after being dropped for the match.

He said: “My best moment was December-January; I’d adapted and was playing well. We knocked Liverpool out of the League Cup but I didn’t play the final.”

“I decided I wanted to leave. I played every game: against all the smaller teams, the two semis, and when I didn’t play the final, I felt…‘betrayed’, for want of a better word.”

Luis also won the Premier League in his short time at Stamford Bridge

Asked if Mourinho apologised for his decision to drop Luis, the defender replied: “No, we won. Out of respect, I thought I should have played but he picked a team to win and we won. So I have no right to say anything and he has no need to say anything.

“Mourinho’s tremendously competitive, which is what makes him great. The team fit together without me. And he didn’t abandon me: he always sent Rui Faria to talk to me and I never went 10 games without playing.

“It might look like we fell out but I admire him. I won the league with him….


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