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Last Updated: Sunday, 12 August 2007, 16:19 GMT 17:19 UK
Mourinho thrilled to break record
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
Mourinho has not experienced a home league defeat with Chelsea
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was delighted after his team broke the record for the number of top-flight home games without defeat.

The Blues have now gone 64 Premier League games without losing at Stamford Bridge after beating Birmingham 3-2.

And after eclipsing the Liverpool team of 1978-1980, Mourinho said: "We are very proud to beat the record.

"It was a good game to celebrate the home record, a game with lots of goals and enthusiasm."

However, Mourinho is also targeting a personal milestone because he last suffered a home defeat in the league with previous club Porto in 2002, when his team lost to Beira Mar.

Chelsea has written its name in the history books of the Premier League and it's a great record

Jose Mourinho

The Blues boss will reach three figures if his team avoid defeat when they play Portsmouth on 25 August.

"I'm on 99 and I hope my friend Harry Redknapp doesn't kill my record in the next game at home because I would love to reach 100," added Mourinho.

Mourinho took charge of Chelsea in June 2004 and the Blues have won the Premier League twice and finished second once in his three full seasons at the club.

He stated: "I know most of the players from the Liverpool team and to beat their record in the modern era is a fantastic achievement.

"The record means more to Chelsea than it does for me.

"The previous record belonged to top players - Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen, Phil Neal and other great Liverpool players.


"At the moment it belongs to Chelsea - John Terry, Frank Lampard, Eidur Gudjohnsen and all the guys who contributed.

"I'll have to go home and remember every player that helped us achieve the record because not all of them are here - Gudjohnsen, Geremi, Damien Duff, all these guys.

"Chelsea has written its name in the history books of the Premier League and it's a great record. I'm very flattered for being part of the record."

Liverpool's run of undefeated league games at Anfield, under the stewardship of Bob Paisley, started in February 1978 and ended in December 1980.

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