Chelsea boss Mourinho explains why he left minutes before the final whistle

Jose Mourinho left the Stamford Bridge pitch-side minutes before the referee put an end to Chelsea’s enthralling 6-0 victory over Arsenal.

The Portuguese boss is full of controversial moments, yet his intentions in this case appear quite clear.

In normal circumstances, after defeating a Premier League title rival 6-0 on home soil, a standing ovation and perhaps a march towards each corner of the ground is in order. Not yesterday.

After Chelsea had ran Arsenal ragged in Arsenal Wenger’s 1,000th game in charge of the Gunners and notched an unanswered six goals, Wenger’s managerial rival Jose Morinho left the pitch-side minutes before the final whistle.

In the post-match interviews, Spanish press AS reported Mourinho’s answer when asked why he had left early – explaining that it was so he could speak to his wife on the team’s success as she had not been following the game.

He said: The game was over, and my wife who wasn’t watching told me to call her and tell her the result.”

“I had doubts but if I can tell her the result two minutes before the end, it’s better.”

The victory momentarily extended Chelsea’s lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points, but after Liverpool beat Cardiff in a 6-3 thriller in their scheduled 3:00pm kick-off, the lead was then reduced back to four points.

As the season draws closer to an end, it appears that the destination of the title is coming down to a three-horse race between Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.

With Liverpool and Manchester City both holding games in hand over the Blues, plus Chelsea’s late April visit to Anfield, we could be set for a grandstand finale – and one which will keep Jose Mourinho in his seat until the season’s climax.

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