Jose Mourinho makes claim about Chelsea and Liverpool this season

Jose Mourinho claims both Liverpool and Chelsea have an advantage in the race for a top-four finish this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jose Mourinho has claimed that fellow top-four contenders Chelsea and Liverpool have a significant advantage in the race for Champions League qualification this season because of not having the distraction of European football.

Neither the Blues or the Reds have had to worry about European competition this term after they finished 10th and eight in the Premier League respectively last term.

Manchester United, meanwhile, have had to deal with the burden of Europa League football this term following their fifth-placed finish last season under Louis van Gaal.

The Red Devils are currently off the pace in the race for a top four finish this season, with Mourinho’s men sixth in the table and 14 points behind leaders Chelsea.

And Mourinho feels that both Liverpool and Chelsea have a significant advantage in the race for the title this term.

Speaking at his pre-match news conference about Chelsea and Liverpool, Mourinho said: “If a player has fatigue, there is no fatigue.

“If the player has a small injury, there is no accumulation so in the end the team, by the tactical point of view, becomes better than the others that don’t have the same time to work.”

MORE: The latest Man Utd news and views

MORE: The latest Man Utd player tweets

Manchester United are preparing to take on Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Friendly rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer celebrate ‘the great memories we shared’
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Lineker sends message to Arsenal fans after 5-2 win over Everton
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho confirms return of key Man United star for Tottenham clash
The Sport Review
Gary Neville pinpoints where Man United need to improve