All three teams have games in hand on Chelsea but Mourinho tried to downplay the significance of this derby. He said: “This is no more significant than the last game in Birmingham. Maybe it’s a bit less because of what happened last weekend.
“I don’t think about them [our title rivals]. I think about us. We want to make the maximum points we can in the season, so if we can make another three points, that’s good.
“It [Mourinho’s record against Wenger] doesn’t matter. It’s not against him. It’s Chelsea against Arsenal. I didn’t play Arsenal with Inter, Madrid or Porto, just Chelsea. It’s Arsenal v Chelsea, not me against him. Records don’t play any role.”