Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has reignited his rivalry with his former club, suggesting that it is not difficult to succeed at Chelsea.
The Portuguese lifted three league titles, three League Cups and an FA Cup in his time at Stamford Bridge, getting sacked by owner Roman Abramovich twice following his two stints in charge. That ruthless streak continued recently with Blues hero Frank Lampard being relieved of his duties and being replaced by former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint Germain boss Thomas Tuchel.
Now, Mourinho has suggested that it’s relatively easy to enjoy success with Chelsea ahead of his meeting with his former employers in North London on Thursday evening.
Speaking ahead of the clash, he said: “Chelsea always has great players and great squads and good coaches are happy to work with these clubs.”
“I don’t think it’s very difficult to coach at Chelsea.
“I was champion three times, [Carlo] Ancelotti was champion, Antonio Conte was champion. It cannot be very, very difficult because we won titles there.”
Ahead of the match, it is in fact Chelsea who are the favourites to claim three points. The Blues can be backed at a price of 11/10 with William Hill to win, whilst Tottenham sit at 27/10.