Mourinho says Chelsea cannot win the Champions League

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes his side have no chance of winning the Champions League, despite making it into the quarter finals.

The Portuguese boss was downbeat on the Blues' ability to progress to the semi-finals.

Having just witnessed his team beat Turkish side Galatasaray 3-1 over two legs, Mourinho remained cautious.

"All the big teams made to win the Champions League are there [in the quarter finals]."

Asked if Chelsea were in that group of top clubs, Mourinho told Gabriel Clarke:"No because the big Chelsea is not here anymore."

Mourinho saved praised for the John Terry and Frank Lampard, who are a rarity having played for the ex-Real Madrid boss in both of his spells at Stamford Bridge.

"The really big Chelsea with a certain structure is not here anymore, we have some of those players but this is a team in transition," Mourinho told ITV.

Didier Drogba doesn't agree with his former manager's assessment of the situation, but spoke glowingly of his mind games, telling ITV: "It's a good strategy, but I still think Chelsea is a big club that can go far."

The Chelsea manager is no stranger to trying to outsmart his opponents of the pitch, claiming his side are not favourites to win the Premier League title, even though they currently sit on top of the league.

According to Mourinho rivals Manchester City are the most likely to lift the trophy in May, as they have sufficient games in hands over the west London club in order to knock them off the top.