Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claims that beating Manchester City to the Premier League title this season would be the "greatest achievement" of his decorated coaching career.
The 50-year-old Portuguese coach reiterated his belief that City are the favourites for the title this season - such is the talent at Manuel Pellegrini's disposal.
The self-acclaimed 'Special One' also stated that his current Chelsea squad is in transition, whereas most City's players are currently at the peak of their careers.
“It would be my greatest achievement if we beat City to the title this year,” Mourinho is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.
“We were champions before, but we were the team [ready] to be champions, to attack the title, especially in our second season when we killed it from day one. This [current Chelsea side] is a team in development and if you win titles in this time, it is not handed to you. It would be a super achievement.
“City, in terms of power of the squad, are in another dimension. You can’t compare their situation with any other club. Some people disagree or some managers feel they shouldn’t say it, but I say what I feel: City are different.
“It’s not about having quality players, other clubs also have quality, but Man City are in the perfect moment. They don’t have old players or young players -- the only young player is Matija Nastasic and he plays sometimes. After that, all of them are between 25 and 29, with everyone in the best moment.
“They have a couple of players that are smaller and very talented, but they have a number in the team that are big, physically. They have four strikers, all of them are top class and the one [chosen to be] on the pitch is always scoring.”
Chelsea sit third in the Premier League table and one-point behind City - who are also one point behind leaders Arsenal.
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