English Premiership

Chelsea schedule is 'unfair'

2013-11-09 14:01
Jose Mourinho (AFP)

London - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has accused the compilers of the Premier League's fixture list of putting his team at a disadvantage.

His complaint stems from the fact that Chelsea are the only English team to have played in the Champions League this week who face a league fixture on Saturday, when they welcome West Bromwich Albion to Stamford Bridge.

In contrast, Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City are all in action on Sunday, and Mourinho believes those in charge of the league schedule are having fun at Chelsea's expense.

"I think they laugh. They know what they can do and laugh, because I can do nothing," said the Portuguese, whose side won 3-0 at home to Schalke in the Champions League on Wednesday.

"The people who decide the fixtures, I don't know who they are, but what I know is that they think we're special and give us the right fixtures. We're the only ones who play Wednesday and Saturday.

"I feel our match is very special because from every English team involved in European competitions, especially the ones involved in Champions League matches, we're the only team that play Saturday."


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