The Chelsea boss claims that his side are ready to compete for the title this season as they prepare to for the first game of the season at home to Hull City.
Jose Mourinho has taunted Chelsea’s main title rivals Manchester United and Manchester City by claiming that their title winning sides were ordinary, Sky Sports reports.
The Portuguese coach returned to Stamford Bridge earlier this summer and wasn’t impressed by the quality of the Premier League in the last two seasons, feeling that United and City only won their titles because of a lack of competition.
“You think Man United won the Premier League last year because they were an unbelievable team?” asked Mourinho. “I don’t think so, the other contenders didn’t have a very good season.
“The same the year before, when Manchester City won the title. Were they an extraordinary team? I don’t think so.
“The champions in other seasons have been magnificent but, especially in the last two seasons, I’ve felt no.”
Chelsea get their Premier League season underway with a game at home to newly promoted Hull City and Mourinho thinks that his side have the talent to lift the Premier League trophy come May.
“We don’t see somebody who can destroy the competition with 95 or 100 points and win the title. That’s good for the competition. But yes, we can win it.”.
Chelsea have been installed as favourites for the Premier League title by many bookmakers, with pundits feeling that Mourinho’s influence will lead the Blues to the title.