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Boss Jose Mourinho relishes Chelsea's fixture congestion after international break


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says all the games coming up in the next few weeks will help his players to improve both individually and collectively.

The Blues will play seven times in the next three weeks as they will be in action in three different competitions.

And the Portuguese wants focus from his players, starting from tomorrow's home game against Aston Villa.

"We now have almost one month together, a great month because we play Saturday, Tuesday, non-stop every three days, which is a good period for us to be in because if we are not very well individually and collectively, to play and play again is the best thing that can happen," Mourinho told reporters.

"How do I assess them [Aston Villa]? Good players, a good team, they are not getting the best results but they are a team that lost two very important players.

"The manager is trying to rebuild after losing the two most important players in the team. Like I don't believe Chelsea will be in this position in a couple of months, I don't think Aston Villa will be in this position in a couple of months.

"One thing is to go to a stadium where you know there is a huge percentage of defeats for the away team, another is to go to a stadium where you know in the last four matches the home team only won once.

"That makes our job difficult because confidence levels are very important and I really believe that every team coming to Stamford Bridge now doesn't fear us, they think they can get a result."

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