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Last Updated: Sunday, 14 November, 2004, 10:25 GMT
Mourinho takes swipe at Arsenal
Jose Mourinho
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has launched a scathing attack on title rivals Arsenal by claiming their defenders are a "disgrace".

Referring to Arsenal's 5-4 win over Spurs, Mourinho said: "Five-four is a hockey score, not a football score.

"In a three-against-three training match, if the score reaches 5-4 I send the players back to the dressing rooms as they are not defending properly.

"So to get a result like that in a game of 11 against 11 is disgraceful."

Mourinho saw his side beat west London neighbours Fulham 4-1 on Saturday to reclaim their Premiership lead over Arsenal.

And Mourinho believes the result adds weight to his claim that Chelsea can win the Premiership title with weeks to spare.

He added: "I don't think it is being arrogant or vain. I think it is confidence, because I have belief in the players and that they can win."






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