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Chelsea not in control of title hunt: Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea are ahead of schedule in challenging for the Premier League title this term, but still believes the destination of the trophy is out of their hands.

The Blues could go 10 points clear of Arsenal and Liverpool with victory at Aston Villa today but Mourinho maintains the table is not accurate.

Manchester City, who are nine points adrift with three games in hand, are Mourinho's title favourites.

"The team is motivated and the team is strong and the team has a good mentality and a good spirit, but not because of the table," Mourinho said.

"They know the table is fake. To win the Premier League we have to win nine matches and we have to wait for Man City not to win every match.

"We could have 30 points more than them and 10 matches more. It means nothing."

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