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Call it mind games or whatever you want but one thing is for sure: never trust the words of former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

The current United boss believes Chelsea are the favourites for the title this season despite Blues’ shaky start to the season.

The former Blues boss who struggled with relegation just after leading Chelsea to the Premier League title in 2014/15 believes the champions should always be considered as favourites.

Mourinho said: “For me, the favourite is the champion. Always. Because for some reason they were the champions. It doesn’t mean you are going to win it. I think it is the stamp that you have when you are champion, it is that the next season you are the favourite.

“We’re not favourites, we’re not the dream team. We’re just a team with more confidence than last season, with more time of working together. But I’m calm.”

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