Chelsea boss unhappy with Tottenham fixture scheduling

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Jose Mourinho has once more hit out at Chelsea's fixture list - claiming that his side's game against Tottenham this weekend should take place on Sunday rather than Saturday.

Mourinho was previously critical of the Premier League for scheduling his side's weekend fixture against Fulham three days after their 1-1 draw with Galatasaray in the Champions League.

Now the 'Special One' is unhappy with the fact that his Chelsea side will only have two days to prepare for the visit of Tottenham after a round of international friendlies on Wednesday evening.

"It is harder for them [the players] than for me, I sit on the bench. This week is going to be even worse [than last]," he told Chelsea TV.

"[The players are travelling to] South Africa, United States, Portugal for others. Okay, some England players will be at Wembley but it is still a match on Wednesday and we play on Saturday, which I don’t understand.

"We don't play Champions League next week and I don’t understand why we don’t play on Sunday. I want somebody to tell me that we play Saturday because of this and this and this but nobody tells me.

“Clearly, I don’t understand why we don’t play Tottenham on Sunday. Tottenham have a Europa League match on the [following] Thursday so they don’t need to play on Saturday. They also have a few players in the national teams, not just us.”

Chelsea will be looking to follow up their 3-1 win against Fulham on Saturday with a win over Spurs in order to maintain the gap to their rivals at the top of the table. 

Tottenham meanwhile also recorded a win over the weekend, battling to a 1-0 victory over Cardiff.

They remain in the hunt for a top four finish, but four points separate them from Manchester City, who have two games in hand, in fourth place.

The game will take place on Saturday evening in order to be screened on television. This weekend's fixture list has been heavily affected by the quarter finals of the FA Cup.

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