LONDON (AFP) - Jose Mourinho insisted on Monday that Chelsea's stunning FA Cup exit at the hands of fourth-tier Bradford City had been consigned to history as far as he was concerned.
However, Chelsea will make it to a Wembley showpiece match if they come through Tuesday's League Cup semi-final second leg at home to Liverpool, with the tie finely balanced at 1-1.
"The next game is the most important one," Mourinho told chelseafc.com.
"We need to forget this one (Bradford) and start the next game in a different competition, and I know we are one victory away from playing a final.
"It's the good thing that, when you lose, you have to focus immediately on the next game." The Portuguese boss added: "You don't have a lot of time to be moaning or analysing what happened in the bad one."
Having seen Chelsea's hopes of an unprecedented quadruple evaporate on Saturday, he is set to field his strongest side in what promises to be a decisive week in the Blues' season, with champions Manchester City visiting the Premier League leaders on Saturday.
Chelsea lead City by five points and Saturday's match is set to see Blues' record-goalscorer Frank Lampard back at Stamford Bridge.
The former England midfielder spent 13 years at Chelsea, helping them win three Premier League titles and the Champions League.
Said Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, now in his second spell with the club: "I hope he is going to get the best reception like I had last year when I came to the Bridge with Galatasaray because that is the least he deserves."