Premier League - Mourinho: Chelsea strong enough to win trophies for next decade

Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea will remain at the summit of English and European football for the next decade.

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Premier League - Mourinho: Chelsea strong enough to win trophies for next decade
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José Mourinho

Mourinho is purring over his new-look squad with the club spending over £75m to land Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Filipe Luís with Didier Drogba returning to Stamford Bridge for a second spell as Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and David Luiz moved on.

“We have the squad that we want to have,” he said. “It is a squad for tomorrow, for next season and also a squad with big possibilities for the next five or 10 years with so many young people. So I like my squad very much.

“I love the club because the club was fantastic and gave me the three targets I was asking for, in the left-back, a midfield player and a striker. In fact they gave me two strikers because Didier is also back.

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Didier Drogba

“We have bought three people in Filipe, Diego and Fabregas, all in the best stage for a football player – between 25 and 30. They are three experienced players with the quality to strengthen immediately our team."

Chelsea open their Premier League campaign on Monday night with a trip to newly promoted Burnley having finished third behind Manchester City and Liverpool last season.

“The squad improves, for sure, and the team can show qualities on the pitch that in the past we didn’t,” he said.

“But obviously this is the Premier League and every team tries to be better, especially at the top. Are we ready for that? Yes, we are but this is England.

“In other countries the title race is between two teams and sometimes only one. Here it is between five or six.”

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