Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho insists he's committed to Stamford Bridge.

"I am not even thinking about leaving Chelsea," Carvalho insisted to the Sunday Express. "It is not in my head to go.

"I am just thinking about football because now begins an important stage of games for Chelsea to improve in the Premier League and the Champions League. We have a new manager and little by little we are getting to know Avram Grant's ideas better, and this benefits the team in terms of results.

"I am sure that when all our players return from injury we will clearly be fighting for first position in the table."

Carvalho has been impressed by new assistant manager Henk Ten Cate, who arrived from Holland a week ago.

And he believes the former Ajax boss reminds him a little of Mourinho.

"I have heard good things and good references for Ten Cate, and in the first days here he has been open to the players," he said. "He wants to be very near to us, almost in the style of Mourinho."