Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has revealed that the lack of a quality striker up front is having a detrimental effect on their chances to win the league and progress into the later stages of the Champions League.

Chelsea drew the first leg of their Champions League tie against Galatasaray in Turkey 1-1 after Fernando Torres' goal in the first half was cancelled out by the Turkish giants.

The Blues bossed the first half and created a lot of chances but failed in their attempts to convert, which may prove to be costly when these two sides meet at Stamford Bridge later next month.

Chelsea are the only English team to score in the round of 16, with Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United having failed in their attempts to score past their more celebrated opponents.

Mourinho believes that the result was a fair reflection of how the game progressed, with Chelsea managing to keep a leash on Didier Drogba, who faced his former club for the first time after scoring the goal which won them the Champions league trophy.

"That's our team, some other teams have three chances and score three goals. We have five and score one, that's not a critique of the strikers but it's the profile of the team we have. We create but when we arrive in the final third of the pitch, the correct pass and right movement is something we don't have. We are paying for that, in the Premier League we are losing points and in the Champions League we could have had a different result," Mourinho told Chelsea's Official Website.

"In some aspects, though, my team is always the same, and that's the fact that they give everything. They fight for each other, work for each other and have tactical discipline, so I cannot be critical.

We got a very acceptable result in a stadium where it's not easy to play, it's not easy to win, so we did a good job," he concluded.