Jose Mourinho almost starting laughing today after he was asked about Eden Hazard's dental problems.
The Portuguese manager answered questions ahead of Sunday's final game of the season against Sunderland at a London press conference, held sometime before two thirty.
Mourinho admits he may be without PFA and FWA Player of the Year, Hazard, who missed the Football Writers' dinner on Thursday after undergoing emergency surgery to remove his wisdom teeth.
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has lauded the ability of West Brom boss Tony Pulis to get the best out of his players and teams.
Mourinho takes his Premier League champions to The Hawthorns for Monday's penultimate game of the season, with Albion safe after Pulis' arrival.
"If I own an English club, I sign Tony Pulis. It's as simple as that," Mourinho said.
"He's a guarantee to achieve what the club wants.
"He never managed a club that wants to be champion, he never managed a club that wants top four, he is always managing clubs that want to survive and want stability. Tony is mathematics. What the club wants, he gives.
"His record is absolutely amazing."
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to create a dynasty at Stamford Bridge, but says it is unlikely to be his last job in club management.
The old adage about never going back has seemingly been disproved by Mourinho, with the Portuguese last weekend leading the Blues to a first Premier League title in five years.
The league crown complemented March's Capital One Cup triumph and looks to be just the start of a period of dominance in west London.
After fleeting, successful spells at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, Mourinho is ready to put down roots and is committed to Roman Abramovich's Chelsea for the long term.
I didn't say it at Inter because I didn't want. I didn't stay at Real because I didn't want. I want to stay here. I want to stay here. That is why I say I am in Mr Abamovich's hands... he has no pressure.
He doesn't need to give me a contract tomorrow. He doesn't need to give me more money. He doesn't need to be worried that some club is knocking on my door. He doesn't have to be worried with anything. It's just him.
When he wants me, I am staying. When he doesn't want me, I am going. So simple for him, so simple for me.
Jose Mourinho has verbally agreed a two-year extension to his Chelsea contract, according to reports.
The 52-year-old Portuguese manager guided Chelsea to a first Premier League title in five years last weekend and looks set to be rewarded with a new deal.
Mourinho is halfway through a four-year contract which was signed on his return to Stamford Bridge in June 2013 having won two Premier League titles in his first spell - including in 2005, Chelsea's first championship in 50 years - before departing after little more than three years as manager.
Since his return after a six-and-a-half-year absence, Mourinho has often spoken of his desire to stay as long as owner Roman Abramovich wishes to keep him.
The Blues boss repeated that after Sunday's 1-0 defeat of Crystal Palace, which secured Chelsea's first title since 2009-10 and the eighth of his prolific career.
"As I was saying since the beginning of the season, I stay here until Mr Abramovich wants me to stay. The day he tells me to go, I go," said Mourinho, who has led something of a nomadic existence since leaving Porto for London in June 2004.
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Boss Jose Mourinho warned Chelsea not to celebrate the title early and reminded them they still have a job to do.
The Blues will win the Premier League with victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday following a 3-1 success at Leicester.
Didier Drogba, John Terry and Ramires scored in the second half as they came from behind to win at the King Power Stadium.
It put Chelsea within touching distance of their first title since 2010 - and Mourinho's first since he returned in 2013 - but he urged caution.
I cannot touch it, we need to win. We need two or three more points so I would say we need three points to be completely safe," he said.
I think we all had it in our mind to try to do it at Stamford Bridge. Today (Wednesday), the great motivation was exactly that.
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