Jose questions Chelsea ‘strength’
Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has claimed a "strong" team would not have dropped the number of points Chelsea have so far this season.
Former Stamford Bridge honcho Mourinho has stoked the fire ahead of his side’s Champions League last-16 clash with the Blues.
But Mourinho believes his former team are far from invincible, having drawn four and lost four of their 27 league matches under Ancelotti.
Quoted in several national newspapers, the Portuguese coach said: "The Premier League is never easy – every game normally is difficult.
"But when a team is strong, strong, strong, strong, strong, it doesn’t lose so many matches, so many points."
Mourinho, who led Porto to Champions League glory in 2004 and Chelsea to consecutive Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006, is relishing the clash with his old club.
But he is hoping his former players will not take any extra delight in beating his team, should they manage to do so over two legs.
"If a Chelsea player is happier to beat me than to beat another manager I will be very sad," he said. "I just don’t understand that. I can’t think there would be any special pleasure from that.
"Just as if I am happier to beat them than to beat another team, then I think they have a reason to be very unhappy with me.
"We’re all professionals. I want to win, they want to win.
"Somebody will win, somebody will lose – this we know, this we accept. But there should be nothing more."