Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he wanted to kill one of his members of staff yesterday for breaking the rules on the team bus, reports the London Evening Standard.
Before Chelsea's clash Capital One Cup final clash with London rivals Tottenham at Wembley, Silvino Louro, who has a general coaching role at Stamford Bridge, jumped with joy after hearing that Premier League champions Manchester City had lost to Liverpool at Anfield.
Mourinho, though, has insisted that he didn't want his players concentrating on the City match, as he wanted his team to be fully focussed on the showdown with Spurs.
Ultimately, Louro failed to hide the score from the Blues players, as Mourinho told reporters: "I knew that was an impossible mission [to hide the result from his players], but I didn't want the television on in the hotel or on the bus.
"I told them I didn't want any kind of manifestation or disappointment if City scored in the last minute, or Liverpool won. I wanted complete silence.
"We were successful on that. But one member of my staff jumped up in the bus, Silvino. I wanted to kill the guy. He broke the rule."
Despite Louro's revelation, Mourinho's side went on to beat Spurs by two goals to nil yesterday, claiming their first trophy of the campaign.
Mourinho's attentions will now swiftly turn back to the Premier League, with his side in action at Upton Park against West Ham United on Wednesday. The Blues will be desperate to claim all three points against Sam Allardyce's side as they look to take another step towards the league title.
Chelsea's to lose
There's no doubt about it, Mourinho's side are now in pole position to land the league title after yesterday's result. In truth, the Stamford Bridge outfit should be too good to throw away their five point lead at the top of the Premier League table.
City, despite claiming the crown last year, have struggled at times this season and looked vulnerable defensively. Chelsea, on the other hand, have gone from strength-to-strength under Mourinho and seem to be getting even stronger.
The title race certainly isn't over, but Blues fans should be feeling confident that their club will add at least one other trophy before the end of the campaign.
Chelsea fans: How many trophies do you think your side will win this season? Have your say in the comments section below!
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