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Jose Mourinho

Ahead of his side’s battle against Chelsea on Sunday, Jose Mourinho has admitted he will no longer feel a sense of invincibility at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea were undefeated in the Premier League at home in Mourinho’s first three-year stint with the club.

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But he suffered four defeats at the Bridge last season as Chelsea’s title defence collapsed at the beginning of the season, leading to his dismissal.

“When I play there with Inter, before that I never lost a match at Stamford Bridge because I had that home record that is still in the Guinness (Book of Records),” Mourinho said.

“Now I lost already a few matches at the Bridge. Last season I lost two or three matches, so I cannot use the same words because now I lost there.”

Mourinho expects a tough game

Now under the tutelage of former Juventus and Azzuri coach Antonio Conte, the Blues go into Sunday’s clash two points better than their opponents. And Mourinho will hope to get the better of his former side this weekend.

“I don’t have to analyse their start to the season,” Mourinho told reporters after United’s 4-1 Europa League win over Fenerbahce on Thursday.

“But you look to the table and you see where they are, and they are in a good position. So the start of the season can’t be bad if they are where they are.

“I knew that working in England, staying in the Premier League, sooner or later I had to play against Chelsea and I had to go to Stamford Bridge.

“The computers decided that was now and here we go.”