Jose Mourinho opens up about Chelsea: This is what I really think

Jose Mourinho delivers his honest verdict on Chelsea in the title race after Manchester United's win over Burnley

Jose Mourinho has admitted that Chelsea are unlikely to be caught in the race for the Premier League title this season but branded the Blues as a “defensive” team.

The Blues are currently flying high at the top of the Premier League table as they prepare for their top-flight clash against Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon.

Chelsea have been installed as the heavy favourites to win the title this season following their brilliant start to the campaign under new boss Antonio Conte.

It has been a remarkable upturn in form from the Blues, who ended up 10th and without a trophy last season following Mourinho’s sacking in December 2015.

Mourinho concedes that Chelsea are the heavy favourites to win the title this season but could not help himself from aiming a thinly veiled dig at his former employers.

Mourinho told BBC Sport after Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Watford: “Chelsea are very good defensive team.

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“They defend very well and with lots of players and I think in this situation a very defensive team wins the title with counter-attack goals and set pieces goals so I don’t think they will let it slip but football is football.”

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