The league leaders maintained their outstanding start to the campaign by defeating Liverpool on Saturday lunch-time, but despite another vital victory Mourinho does not believe his side will keep their record all season.
In post-match comments published by Goal.com, the Chelsea boss said, “I think it’s possible to be champions but in modern football and the Premier League I do not believe in an unbeaten season. The defeat will arrive.”
In making such an emphatic statement he is once again doing what he does so often and so well – taking the pressure off his players.
The Portuguese coach did it numerous times last season but it is telling that this time he is not ruling out Premier League success – far from it – only the challenge of remaining unbeaten for a further 27 league games.
That said, looking at the side he has constructed it is a possibility…if only a slim one.