Nov 2, 2013 at 12.45pm UK at ‚ÄčSt James' Park
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Jose Mourinho: 'Newcastle United match is one of our toughest fixtures'

Mourinho: 'Newcastle is a difficult test'
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that facing Newcastle United will be one of their "most difficult" matches this season.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has described this weekend's Premier League clash against Newcastle United as one of their "most difficult" encounters.

The Blues head into the match two points adrift of Arsenal, who currently top the table on 22 points, while Newcastle reside nine places below this weekend's opponents.

"We have one of the most difficult matches of the whole season, but we want to try and keep winning," Mourinho said in a press conference.

The Blues have won their last three league encounters.

John Obi Mikel of Chelsea in action during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match between Chelsea and Sparta Praha at Stamford Bridge on February 21, 2013
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