Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho appeared in a relaxed mood as his side prepare to face Crystal Palace at the weekend where they can clinch a first Premier League title since 2010.
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The Blues will be crowned winners on Sunday afternoon with a victory in the London derby at Stamford Bridge and in doing so will become the most dominant champions in Premier League history for the number of consecutive days as league leaders.
After beating Everton 6-3 at Goodison Park in the final week of August, Mourinho’s side have not been knocked off the top of the table and will beat Manchester United’s record of 262 days set in the 1993/94 season.
With many expecting the Blues to get the job done at the first time of asking this weekend, Mourinho has attempted to ease the pressure on his players by insisting even a point would be regarded as a positive one:
“We need two or three points to be champions. Let’s say three, to make sure we don’t depend on goal difference.” he said in his pre-match press conference (via Sky Sports)
“We need a victory or we need three points with three draws. Obviously, we want to finish as soon as possible.”
“If we can do it at home, better. If we can do it on Sunday, even better. That’s what we have in our mind.” he concluded.