Jose Mourinho makes admission about Chelsea

Jose Mourinho concedes that Chelsea are set to go on and lift the Premier League trophy this season

Jose Mourinho has admitted that he thinks Chelsea will go on to win the Premier League this season.

The Blues have been the Premier League’s top performing team this term following Antonio Conte’s appointment as the club’s new manager last summer.

Chelsea are flying high at the top of the table and have built an eight-point lead over closest challengers Manchester City as they bid to win the title in Conte’s first campaign at the club.

Their success this season has been in stark contrast to their struggles last term, when they ended up 10th and without a trophy following Mourinho’s sacking in December 2015.

Mourinho is now preparing for another return to Stamford Bridge with his Manchester United side after the Red Devils were pitted against the Blues in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

The Portuguese coach was quizzed about the draw after the game and gave a straight response to the question.

Mourinho told his post-match news conference after the 2-1 win at Blackburn: “I have to fight for a top-four position in the Premier League so I have so many things to think about.

“Probably Chelsea can only think about that [the FA Cup] because I think they are champions and they have nothing else to play for so the FA Cup is something important for them.

“The match is in one month’s time and I don’t want to speak about it now.”

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