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Mourinho Admits Victory Prior To Arsenal Derby Important For Chelsea

Reports are out claiming that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes the Blues’ midweek Champions League win over Maccabi Tel Aviv has given his side a much needed morale boost ahead of Saturday’s crucial Premier League clash with Arsenal.

Jose Mourinho

The Portuguese tactician said the 4-0 victory over Tel Aviv had reminded his squad how it feels to win, after losing their last two Premier League fixtures.

“I forgot the feeling [of winning],” Moruinho said post match.

“After not winning in so long it felt good.

“For all of us to have woken up tomorrow and go to Cobham and train again after a defeat and two days before a London derby against Arsenal, I could imagine how it would feel.

“The victory is very important. In the last two seasons we didn’t start well in the Champions League at home. We lost to Basel and we drew against Schalke.

“We put ourselves in a situation where we had to go away and win points on the road. In this moment these three points, plus Porto drawing with Dynamo Kiev, give us a good situation.”

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