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Chelsea boss: We aren't trying to emulate Bayern Munich

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After their 3-1 victory over Norwich City on Sunday, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims that his side are attempting to emulate the success of European Champions Bayern Munich - who have won nine of their 11 appearances this season across all tournaments.

The Portuguese manager has insisted that the Blues must play to their own strengths.

Bayern Munich have made an impressive start to the season under Jupp Heynckes' replacement Pep Guardiola, as proven by their UEFA Champions League 3-1 win over Manchester City on Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium.

Goals from Franck Ribery, Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben saw Bayern ruling the field and clearly displayed the class and skill required to win the Champions League trophy - as they did last season.

Despite this, Mourinho continues to insist his side won't be attempting to replicate Bayern's success.

As quoted on Goal.com, the former Real Madrid boss said: "I think if you try to play like other people does, and you don't have the players for that, you're very stupid.

"I won the league in Spain with 100 points and my team was not playing like Barcelona was playing. If you try to play like somebody else does, you never reach their level.

"So you have to try to be the best in the style that is adapted to the qualities of your players. So when I say to Ivanovic 'don't make an early cross because Drogba isn't there' I know what I'm saying.

"We cross a lot for nothing, so we have to play in relation to the qualities that we have.

"Don't try to be clever because you become stupid."

The last time the two sides met the result was a 2-2 draw - that was in the UEFA Super Cup in August. Their last Champions League fixture in May 2012 also produced a draw, this time 1-1.

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