Victory over Montenegro at Wembley on Friday and another win at home to Poland next week will assure England of a place at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
Coach Holger Osieck defended his decision, saying he was "opening doors to talent" that caught his attention in a bid to test upcoming players at international level.
Schwarzer signed on a free transfer earlier this month after spells at Fulham and Middlesbrough and will provide valuable competition and motivation for number one goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Mourinho made clear that he regarded Cech as the world's best 'keeper, but he said the 40-year-old Schwarzer gave Chelsea extra "security" as a vastly experienced and highly rated back-up.
A reflective Jose Mourinho on Monday transformed himself into the "Happy One" as he embarked on his second spell in charge of Chelsea, outlining his hunger for fresh glory at the English Premier League side.
Cech believes the pressure will continue to mount until the very end of the campaign and Chelsea cannot afford any slip-ups against a Swansea side that beat them in the last four of the League cup earlier this season.
In the end, the only sour note for the visitors was a yellow card for Ashley Cole that rules him out of the second leg, although Basel will also be without centre-back Aleksandar Dragovic for the same reason.
Trailing 1-0 to Demba Ba's magnificent volley early in the second half, United looked poised to equalise in the 61st minute, only for Petr Cech to produce a stunning stop to repel Javier Hernandez's close-range header.
The Manchester United forward's first-half header wasn't enough to secure what would have been a valuable victory over the group leaders as Montenegro hit back to equalise through Dejan Damjanovic in the second half.
Montenegro coach Branko Brnovic has raised the stakes ahead of his side's World Cup qualifying showdown with England by claiming that Roy Hodgson's team are anxious about the game.
Lampard's impressive England display was followed by reports suggesting the Chelsea hierarchy is reconsidering its intention not to offer the midfielder a new contract next summer.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has broken his little finger and will miss the Czech Republic's friendly against hosts Turkey in Manisa on Wednesday, national team head coach Michal Bilek said on Monday.
Chelsea did their best work in the middle third, where Hazard in particular continued to cause Swansea a headache with his prodigious movement. Yet for all Chelsea's quality, it was Swansea who looked the more comfortable.
FIFA are trialling two goal-line technologies at the Japan showpiece -- camera-based Hawk-Eye and GoalRef, a system that uses magnetic fields and a ball with a special chip to determine its trajectory and position.
Juan Mata scored the first goal of the Benitez era to put Chelsea ahead but former Chelsea youth-team player Carlton Cole equalised before Diame and Maiga struck to condemn the visitors to a seventh league game without victory. Chelsea have drawn twice and lost once since Benitez took over and they trail leaders Manchester United by seven point...
Czech Republic head coach Michal Bilek on Tuesday named a 19-man squad for a friendly with Slovakia in the eastern Czech city of Olomouc on November 14.
The Czech Republic won Group A and reached the Euro 2012 quarter-finals because they learnt from their mistakes, their coach Michal Bilek said.
Co-hosts Poland crashed out of the European Championship as they lost 1-0 to the Czech Republic at the Municipal Stadium here on Saturday with their opponents winning Group A.