Jose Mourinho loves playing mind games - this time he claims the conditions are perfect for Liverpool to win the title.
The Chelsea boss is speaking with reference to the fact that the Merseyside club don't have the Champions League to contend with - unlike his side.
When asked if he was surprised at how well the Reds were doing this season, Mourinho replied: “No. When you have six days a week to prepare for a match, six days a week maybe [training] twice a day, you have conditions to improve that nobody else has.
“At the same time, their players [have] no accumulation of fatigue. You can see clearly that some of their players are not paying the consequences of overtime and accumulation.
“You see freshness, you see even players of a certain age not needing to be rested for matches because they rest during the week.
“So the season for them is the perfect season to do what they are doing.”
Liverpool beat Sunderland 2-1 on Wednesday night to move to within a single point of the west Londoners. Chelsea still have to visit Anfield on 27 April in a crunch face-off that could sway where the title ends up.
These latest mind games coincide with Mourinho's attempt to unsettle Chelsea's Champions League quarter-final opponents Paris Saint-Germain.
Speaking to French radio station RMC, Mourinho declared: "PSG are already a champion and this is an important advantage. They already think about Chelsea and not Nice.
"For us, it is different in the Premier League. All matches are a final for us. Against Crystal Palace (on Saturday) it will be a final. PSG are the favourites thanks to this small advantage."
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