Live Coverage: Jose Mourinho's weekly Chelsea press conference

Live Coverage: Jose Mourinho's weekly Chelsea press conference
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Sports Mole brings you live updates of Jose Mourinho's weekly press conference ahead of Chelsea's match against Swansea City.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has addressed the media ahead of his side's clash against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

The Blues' 100% record has placed them at the top of the Premier League table, with the Swans beneath them on the same points.

Discover how the press conference unfolded by scrolling through Sports Mole's updates below.


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2.51pmHello all! We're expected to hear from Jose Mourinho at around 3pm this afternoon as he looks ahead to Chelsea's Premier League match against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.

2.53pmIt's first against second tomorrow, and I don't imagine you expected the Swans to be as high as that in the Premier League table. It's early stages, of course, but the Welsh outfit share Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season.

2.56pmMourinho was pipped by Swansea boss Garry Monk in the Manager of the Month award for August, but Chelsea striker Diego Costa scooped the player award for scoring four times in three games.



2.59pmMourinho played down his team's chances of Premier League glory A LOT last season, but the Blues have been backed to take home the trophy in May next year. The arrivals of Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis are a major reason in why many fans are placing bets on Chelsea to be crowned English champions.

3.00pmThey've started well with three wins out of three and scoring 11 goals, but Mourinho's men have also conceded four, three of which came in last month's nine-goal thriller against Everton.

3.01pmRight, Mourinho is expected to arrive shortly. Stay tuned for updates...

3.05pmTeam news: "Diego came back inured but that was last Saturday so we had one week to work hard with the medical department and he has a chance to play tomorrow. We have a training session now to confirm his condition, but he was the only one that came back from the national team with a problem."

3.07pmOn the international break: "If you are in a good moment, you want to play but I also say if you lose a match before the break, you have two weeks which are not very nice, especially because you cannot work."

3.08pm"Every game is a game. The first three matches are not more important than the second group of three and vice versa. The next is Swansea, we have nine points, we want 12, 10 at least. We don't change our direction in what we want to do."

3.09pmOn Swansea's strength: "They are a good team with good players. At the end of the season they did not lose an important player. They bought and they bought well. They invested seriously. They did very well to keep good players and bring in players to improve."

3.11pmOn Petr Cech's reaction to Thibaut Courtois signing a new deal: "I don't think there is a problem. Petr is a very intelligent guy, he knows that Courtois is to stay a long time. What happened I think was something that was very much on the table and something that everyone would expect. Now we have Courtois under contact for five years and that's a good situation. I'm more than happy to have both in my team."

3.12pmOn reports that Chelsea are interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo: "Forget it!"

3.13pmOn Swansea's second-place position in the table: "They had an unexpected result [against Manchester United] for all of us, but they've got nine points, so respect."

3.15pmOn his rivals' transfer business: "I don't assess them, I just keep saying that I think we did our business well. I think I did well by analysing the situation at the right stage, which was during the last season. My club did an amazing job. Loic Remy was almost in the last day but that was just consequence of Fernando [Torres]. It was a reaction to an unexpected situation. We did our job in a good way."

3.16pmThe Portuguese coach is asked to give his thoughts on Manchester United's deadline day capture of Radamel Falcao: "No reaction - Chelsea manager. No reaction on other clubs."

3.21pmAnd with that, Mourinho's press conference has come to an end. So, what have we learned? Diego Costa is in contention to play tomorrow, the club are satisfied with their transfer business and there are no plans to sign Cristiano Ronaldo! That's all from me, so until next time, goodbye.

United boss Louis van Gaal and Swansea manager Garry Monk shake hands prior to their clash at Old Trafford on August 16, 2014
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