Jose Mourinho slams journalist after claiming Spurs will edge Chelsea in EFL Cup clash

Jose Mourinho slams journalist after claiming Spurs will edge Chelsea in EFL Cup clash

- Jose Mourinho refused to entertain comments from a journalist who claimed Spurs have an edge over Chelsea

- Both clubs face-off on Tuesday for tonight's EFL Cup fourth-round clash

- The duo of Mourinho and Lampard will also hope they can return to winning ways after playing draws last weekend

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho stopped a journalist who claimed his side has a better chance over Chelsea ahead of their EFL Cup encounter on Tuesday, September 29.

Spurs welcome the Blues to the White Hart Lane as they battle for one of the quarterfinal tickets of the cup competitions.

Both sides were not convincing in their Premier League games last weekend after playing draws with their respective opponents.

Frank Lampard's men came from three goals down to play 3-3 with West Bromwich Albion, while the North Londoners and Newcastle United ended their encounter with a 1-1 scoreline.

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Despite spending over £200 million on players this transfer window, Chelsea are not convincing just yet having won two and lost two of their first four games of the season.

Jose Mourinho stops journalist after claiming Spurs will edge Chelsea in EFL Cup clash
Jose Mourinho during a match conference. Getty Images
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And some quarters are suggesting that the Stamford Bridge team might be playing their last match in the championship.

However, Mourinho was quick to shut down the idea that Spurs have a better chance during his latest press conference.

It was recorded that a report said Mourinho’s side has a “real chance of progressing” in the competition, and he was quick to say:

“You are joking or are you serious?”

When there was no answer from the journalist, the 57-year-old tactician continued:

“Because Chelsea played Saturday. They had Sunday and Monday, then they play Tuesday, then play again on the weekend.
“If the manager decides not to rotate, he can perfectly play with the players that he wants.

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“We played on Sunday, we’re playing on Tuesday, we’re playing on Thursday and then play on Sunday again. More will come.” earlier reported that Jose Mourinho has lamented the spate at which his Tottenham side will play this season, claiming he has already given up on the Carabao Cup due to Spurs’ gruelling fixtures.

Tottenham face Chelsea in the fourth round of the competition on Tuesday night, September 29 which will be their third game of five in just 11 days.

The Portuguese tactician says he will better put more energy on their Europa League qualification game at home to Israeli side, Maccabi Haifa as a win in that game will ensure his side qualify for the tournament proper.

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