Meanwhile, Mourinho says none of his Chelsea players are untouchable.
Having attempted to remain calm, Mourinho’s patience is now wearing thin.
He said: “There are two sorts of champions”. There are those who win something, and there are lots of them. In this club we have 25 champions from past year. John Terry, John Obi Mikel, Branislav Ivanovic are serial champions.
Fabregas went on to dismiss any suggestion that the manner in which Chelsea cantered to the Premier League title last term has led to them taking their foot off the gas this season. And that’s the point.
“Until now we are very satisfied, we have maximum points”, said Sammer.
Loic Remy has said that although replacing Diego Costa is a hard task, he will “give 100%” to fill the void left by the Spaniard.
“Clearly it’s an attitude perspective of a few individuals”.
Lewandowski has struck seven goals in the last week, five in an incredible nine minutes against VfL Wolfsburg and two more against Mainz 05 on Saturday as Bayern tightened their grip on top spot in the Bundesliga. But you can be a serial champion in your approach and your attitude. I can be five or 10 years without a title, but I will still be a serial champion in my attitude.
“Our problem is we are not performing in a continuous way. We have champions, but not serial champions”. “We will do everything we can to make it hard for Bayern”.
“Away games are always hard, they are a big side and want to win, but Porto know they will not face a weak team in Chelsea“.
“Their league position does not affect their matches in the Champions League – they won their first game 4-0. It’s hard to win the [domestic] cups, but possible”.
“But if the season goes in one direction that it becomes closed and we can’t win, I will just go with the kids. Right now, we have fantastic players but football is about today, not yesterday”, he said.
Yet Bayern sports director Matthias Sammer warned that despite their good run, a slip-up against Dinamo ahead of their big Bundesliga game against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday could prove costly.
“Maybe things aren’t going the way we would want at the moment but I’m sure we will turn it around”. I am ruthless.
Lopetegui, a Basque whose playing career included a spell as a back-up goalkeeper at Barcelona which briefly overlapped with Mourinho’s time at the club under Sir Bobby Robson, was asked about Lahoz by local media in his pre-match media conference at the Estádio do Dragão. It is hard to win the Premier League and Champions League, but possible.
Porto were held by Moreirense on Friday night and suffered injuries to two players. Last time was with Chelsea in 2006-07.