Jose Mourinho Slams Arsenal

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes the scheduling of Tuesday’s Capital One Cup clash with Arsenal will deny fans a classic London derby.

photo Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes the scheduling of Tuesday's Capital One Cup clash with Arsenal will deny fans a classic London derby.

While Arsenal defeated bottom-of-the-table Crystal Palace 2-0 on Saturday, Chelsea will head to the Emirates Stadium a little over 48 hours after securing a dramatic 2-1 win over Manchester City.

As a result Mourinho feels unable to select a number of his leading stars and suggested the fourth-round match has lost some of its potential lustre, aiming his frustration at those who made the decision for a Tuesday game.

“We are going to give the game that the people that put the game on Tuesday wants,” he said.

“If they want a big game, we cannot give the big game. If they want the players that were playing [on Sunday], we cannot give them that.

“If they want Arsenal to win a trophy, that’s a help. If they…

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