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Sunderland shock Chelsea to end Mourinho home run

Bottom of the table Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 and ended Blues manager Jose Mourinho's 77-game undefeated home run in one of the Premier League's biggest ever shock results.

Mourinho's unbeaten league record at Stamford Bridge, unparalleled in English football, stretched back almost 10 years to the Portuguese's arrival in west London in 2004.

Jose Mourinho had never lost a Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Chelsea missed the chance to go top of the table with the defeat, while Fabio Borini's 82nd-minute winner from the penalty spot kept alive Sunderland's faint hopes of avoiding relegation.


Jose Mourinho: Arsene Wenger is a specialist in failure

Jose Mourinho has branded Arsene Wenger a "specialist in failure" as he hit back at the Arsenal manager for suggesting the title was "Chelsea's to lose".

"He is a specialist in failure. I'm not. So if supposing he's right and I'm afraid of failure, it's because I don't fail many times. So maybe he's right. I'm not used to failing," the Chelsea manager said.

"But the reality is he's a specialist because, eight years without a piece of silverware, that's failure. If I did that in Chelsea I'd leave London and not come back."

Chelsea currently top the Premier League table sitting just one point above Arsenal.

Mourinho to face-off with ex-understudy Villas-Boas

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Andre Villas Boas in friendlier days

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will come face-to-face with his former understudy Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas when the two teams meet at White Hart Lane today.

Villas-Boas, 35, worked under the Blues boss for seven years at Porto, Inter-Milan and Chelsea but his relationship with his former mentor has since broken down.

Speaking ahead of the clash, the Spurs boss said: "I don't lose any sleep. We had a great personal and professional relationship before. We don't have that now."

The match between Tottenham and Chelsea will kick-off at 12.45pm.

Mourinho: Expectations will be higher this time

Jose Mourinho said he wants to be loved for what he does in his second stint as Chelsea manager, rather than the first, but is under no illusions about the size of the challenge facing him:

I am not coming back because this is a comfortable position and the club loves me. It is the exact opposite.

I have more responsibility, expectations are higher this time. I can be respected for what I did before, but I want to be loved for what I do from now on.

– Jose Mourinho


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