Jose Mourinho: 'We are a better team than last season'

Mourinho: 'We're a better team than last season'
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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho feels that his side are a much better team than the one that finished third in the Premier League last season.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes that his side are a lot stronger than last season, but insists that there is still a long way to go in the Premier League title race.

The Blues maintained their unbeaten run in the top flight this campaign as they beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park on Saturday, thanks to strikes from Oscar and Cesc Fabregas.

Mourinho told reporters: "If we were in another league I would say immediately yes, but in the Premier League the only thing I can say is we can do it.

"In the Premier League it's difficult to say we are going to do it. There is a long way to go and there are very difficult games in front of us, so I don't want to say that.

"What I can say is we are a better team than last season; there is a clear evolution in our team and not just based on the fact we bought fantastic players. But to win the title? There is a long way to go."

Chelsea lead the Premier League by five points over second-place Manchester City.

Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea celebrates with Loic Remy as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on October 18, 2014
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