Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: ‘No January signings’

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho does not intend to strengthen his squad when the January transfer window opens.

The Blues boss believes he has enough players at his disposal who are capable of continuing their quest for silverware on four fronts.

“We cannot be better than first in the league, top of our Champions League group and in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup,” he said
Mourinho had a busy summer after bringing in the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Loic Remy for more than £80million.

His outlay appears to be paying dividends with Chelsea sweeping all before them both domestically and in Europe during the first half of the season.

Their form means Chelsea are now 1.42 to wrestle the Premier League title away from champions Manchester City (3.80).

While Mourinho does not intend to dip into the transfer market, he has promised his players they will be given a rest over the busy festive period.

Chelsea have six games to contend with through until January 1 and the Portuguese confirmed no player will be asked to start them all.

He said: “The ones who play all matches will have to go to five, but I have to give them one rest.”

Having established an eight-point advantage over Manuel Pellegrini’s City side during November, Mourinho will be loathe to see any more slip-ups from Chelsea over Christmas.

They dropped five points during recent trips to the North East – being held at Sunderland before losing their unbeaten record at Newcastle.

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