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Jose Mourinho bullish over title chances

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Last weekend Eden Hazard's fine hat-trick against Newcastle United sent Chelsea to the top of the table, with the Belgian's terrible treble enough to record an impressive 3-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have been extremely consistent since the turn of the year, producing a 10-match unbeaten run since slipping up at Stoke City in December.

On top of this, they have only conceded two goals in their last eight league fixtures and indeed boast the best defensive record in the division so far this season.

Despite these impressive statistics Blues boss Jose Mourinho has greatly underplayed his side's chances of winning the Premier League this season.

Last Monday, when asked about the title race he said his side  were "the little horse" in their efforts to win the league this season.

Though, when interviewed again on Saturday he told BBC Sport that it was, "time to kill the horses" .

Their win , after Arsenal had lost 5-1 to Liverpool earlier in the day while Manchester drew at Norwich, importantly meant they went top of the league.

Mourinho also went on to insist that his side still have scope for further improvement, declaring: "We are happy with what we are doing and at this moment in time we are top.

"That is great, but we want to play well and improve and that is it. I want to secure a Champions League position and the further we are from fifth place, then we can begin to think about other things.

"For now, my concern is increasing the gap between ourselves and fifth."

Although Mourinho is extremely modest about his side's capabilities , they certainly have the ability to go on and win the league after such an impressive run of form in the last few games and weeks.

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