The self-styled "Special One" faces what he agreed is a special fixture this weekend but Jose Mourinho refused to accept that beating Manchester United to establish a 10-point lead with six games left would mean Chelsea had won the Premier League.
Chelsea may top the Premier League table but Jose Mourinho`s side have the unfortunate tag of being the worst-behaved team in the top flight when it comes to respecting officials, according to Football Association Fair Play delegates.
When Jose Mourinho jumped to beleaguered Louis van Gaal`s defence in February, sympathising that he should be given time to get used to English football, even he might have been surprised at just how quickly his mentor has since adapted.
Petr Cech may not have been on the field much -- he has started only four Premier League games this season -- but manager Jose Mourinho still believes he has made a significant contribution to Chelsea`s cause.
Diego Costa will not need an operation to solve his ongoing hamstring problem, Jose Mourinho claimed, as the Chelsea manager also insisted the forward will be selected for Saturday`s home match against Stoke City.
Chelsea have stuttered in their progress towards the Premier League title recently but Jose Mourinho`s side can take a significant step towards being crowned champions with victory over Stoke on Saturday.
Defender Alvaro Arbeloa has said "there is a chance that Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho" may return to manage former club Real Madrid in the future, although he highlighted that the Portuguese is happy in his current club where he is not "stalked" like he was in Spain.
Chelsea on Thursday confirmed that John Terry has signed a new one-year contract, which will keep the club captain until the end of 2015-16 season. His previous deal expires at the end of the current season.