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Jose Mourinho mocks Chelsea’s title rivals on stage

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho took the opportunity to mock Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal during his end-of-season speech.

Taking to the stage at the Battersea Revolution venue, where audience members paid £240 each for their tickets, the revered Portuguese coach tore into Louis van Gaal, Manuel Pellegrini and Arsene Wenger by dismantling their teams courtesy of an amusing presentation. (Scroll down to see the video).

The Daily Mail state that Mourinho feels he has taken stick from the aforementioned managers this season, but the 52-year-old gave it back with both barrels on Tuesday night.

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First of all, Mourinho turned his focus to Manchester United, who dominated possession at Stamford Bridge last month but lost the match 1-0.

The Red Devils eventually secured a fourth-placed finish in the Premier League table, finishing 17 points behind the Blues.

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Man United attack

“This is a game with two goals, but there is one team that like to play without the ball,” Mourinho told the captivated audience. “That team plays really well and the ball goes and goes and goes and the quality of the ball possession is good, but they don't score. No points.

“They asked the FIFA committee if they can win like this but they're told it's not possible. That the bigger possession is not essential to win matches and they are not champions.”

Man City attack

Mourinho then turned his focus to his old foe Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City.

“Then, there is another team. Only with one goal,” Mourinho continued. “And they score a lot of goals, from players in every position, and they score and they score and they score.

“But they never concede a goal because there's no goal. They speak to FIFA and they say they can't be champions because there is only one goal.”

Arsenal attack

Next up were Arsenal, whose manager Wenger has never seen eye-to-eye with Mourinho.

“There is a third team, and the third team wants to play with two goals,” he added. “They were scoring some, they were also conceding some. But they score really beautiful goals and then the bus comes along and they couldn't do it.”

Mourinho was, of course, referring to the way in which Arsenal are unable to find a way through Chelsea when they are prepared to sit back and play defensively.

The two sides met last month and the match finished 0-0, which meant Chelsea had picked up the all-important point they had set out to secure.

It wasn’t an entertaining match for the neutral - and the game will be remembered for Arsenal fans chanting “Boring, boring Chelsea” for much of the second half - but the goalless draw helped Mourinho’s men on their way to becoming Premier League champions for the first time since 2010.

Mourinho hails Chelsea

Lastly, Mourinho had this to say about his own side: “And finally there is a team. They wanted to play with the normal rules and they know that in matches they have to score one more goal than the opponent.

“How can you do this? By scoring lots of goals, by not conceding and scoring one.”

Was Jose Mourinho right to blast Chelsea’s rivals for the Premier League title? Will this surprise attack come back to haunt him next season? Have your say in the comments below!

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