It has been reported that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has indicated that he expects his side to defeat Manchester City this weekend.
The current Premier League leaders take on the reigning champions at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday and Mourinho is of the belief that his Blues are in good enough form to take down Manuel Pellegrini’s title-winning outfit.
Chelsea twice defeated City last season but Mourinho is not looking back to those performances for inspiration when assessing the first 2014/15 fixture between the two clubs.
“What happened last year and seasons before I don’t think has a relation to this season. It’s a completely different story,” said Mourinho.
“It doesn’t matter the record we had last season against City. We respect them totally, because they deserve that respect, but at the same time we believe in us and we want to win.
“Can we go there and win like we did last season? Obviously we can, but can we lose? We also can. And I don’t think statistics play a part in this.
“I want to win this game to get three points. I’m totally focused on three points and the Premier League 2015, (rather) than history.”