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Jose Mourinho dismisses notion of Spurs fatigue ahead of final


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Tottenham Hotspur will be fit and ready for Sunday's Capital One Cup final at Wembley.

Spurs were in action in the Europa League on Thursday evening but Mourinho says the Fiorentina game will not affect the fitness level of Mauricio Pochettino's men.

"I don't think they will play with the team they played yesterday [on Thursday]," Mourinho said on Friday afternoon.

"They will play with a couple of those players, no more than that, so I don't think the physical part is in question."

As Premier League leaders, the Blues go into Sunday's final as favourites but they will be wary of the fact that the last time they faced Spurs they were on the receiving end of a surprising 5-3 defeat at White Hart Lane.

And Mourinho says his players are ready for the final.

"This is the only moment since I arrived in July 2013 that I don't think about the future of this club, I just think about the moment,' Mourinho said.

"I don't think about the consequences, I just think about this game. We have a final to win on Sunday and nothing else matters.

"I don't think it is because you win the cup final that you win the league. I don't see connections.

"If we go home with a cup and a medal then perfect but on Monday we have to train, Wednesday we have to play, and there is no time to think about consequences.

"I respect every competition and for sure I am not far from the truth to say lots of teams have followed us since 2005 to 2007 when we took the League Cup as a real challenge and we were trying to win finals.

"We respect every competition and the League Cup is a big competition too.

"Chelsea are doing well at this moment with a new team, with some people who have not played dozens of matches at Wembley and dozens of finals.

"We are building to make Wembley something normal for us in trying to go there year after year."

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