Of Chelsea's Euro clash with Liverpool, Mourinho told The Times: "I don't know who will win.

"I think always between big teams the result is a question mark. I want Chelsea."

On the league, Mourinho said: "Mathematically it's possible.

"I want them to win. Yes, for the fans, for the players, yes, for the friends I have in the club. And when I say friends I include the board. I have no problems with Peter [Kenyon, the chief executive] or Roman [Abramovich, the owner]. I always support my friends."

The Portuguese, however, wasn't so supportive of his successor, Avram Grant, who has regularly criticised Mourinho's squad.

"I'm not interested in what he says," Mourinho said. "I don't care what Avram Grant says. I'm not interested."