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Mourinho refuses to reveal weekend team selection

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Even though it's obvious what Jose Mourinho will do this Sunday, he refused to reveal who he will pick for the away trip to Liverpool. 

Chelsea are effectively out of the title race, currently five points behind the Reds requiring a win this weekend and for Brendan Rodgers' side to lose again following that to stand a chance of winning the league. 

However, Mourinho stayed quiet on his team selection because he feels he can't freely speak after being charged by the FA for his comments following the defeat against Sunderland. 

"Every time I speak there is a consequence," Mourinho said in his press conference.

"Even if I say that a referee was amazing that was a reason to be [given] a charge. 

"I can't say the truth. I don't feel free at all. If you want a better press conference, speak with the FA."

After his first defeat at home in 77 matches, Mourinho praised the referee's performance but there was a sense of irony in his diction. This is the third time the Portuguese manager has been charged by the Football Association. 

Mourinho was upset that the game was scheduled for Sunday and with a Champions League semi final awaiting on Wednesday, Chelsea have insinuated that they will prioritise by alternating their squad. 

The Blues are likely to field Frank Lampard and John Obi Mikel as they are suspended for the midweek game as well as Mohamed Salah and Nemanja Matic who are illegible after their transfers in January. 

Petr Cech and John Terry are out for the remainder of the season - while Eden Hazard, Samuel Eto'o and Ramires will also not feature this weekend.


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