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Jose Mourinho admits Chelsea were under pressure to win the Premier League

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has admitted his side were beginning to feel the pressure of succeeding the previous generation.

The Blues won their fourth Premier League title against Crystal Palace on Sunday, thanks to a solitary goal from talisman Eden Hazard.

Mourinho assessment

Speaking to Jake Humphrey for a Football Tonight special, which airs tonight at 6:30 on BT Sport 1, Mourinho, when asked how he was feeling, said: "Tired, tired. Obviously I am very happy and very proud of the boys.

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"New group, new team, a lot of players without a Premier League title with the heavy weight of succeeding a fantastic generation that Chelsea had.

"No more Frank Lampard, no more Ashley Cole, [Michael] Essien - all these big boys that were crucial in the last decade.

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"New team, new people, new kids and so so much work we did together in the last two years and obviously I am so happy but, as I was saying yesterday, when I was asked what I would do after the game, go home."

Mourinho's record

The Special One has an impressive managerial record that reads like a career criminal's rap sheet. The 52-year-old has won eight league titles in four different countries, as well as two Champions Leagues and seven domestic cup wins.

Mourinho's first Premier League win came in his first year in England, when Chelsea won the league with a record points total of 95; it was the Blues' first title in 50 years.

Next generation

Ten years since Mourinho's first title and only John Terry, Petr Cech and Didier Drogba are still at the club to celebrate Chelsea's recent success. The Portuguese manager is yet to win a Champions League title with his beloved Blues, but will be hoping next season is the right time.

Do you think Chelsea can win the Champions League next season? And who would make it into your Chelsea all-star XI? 

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