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Football: Mourinho says 'no champagne' this season but Blues will keep up challenge

Published on Jan 28, 2014 10:25 PM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Chelsea will be more equipped to challenge for the Premier League title next season but will push Arsenal and Manchester City all the way in this campaign, manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday.

His side should maintain the pressure on the top two when they host struggling West Ham on Wednesday although the Portuguese is playing down his side's hopes of finishing above them in May.

"The chance of champagne in the future is good but not this season," he told a news conference on Tuesday while marking his 51st birthday two days late by sharing some bubbly with reporters.

"We have to try to keep our good form going and let things happen naturally. Our main objective this season is to build a team.

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