Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hopes their lack of big-spending this summer will lift the pressure on the club.

Mourinho said: "People ask Chelsea, 'Last season you won two trophies: why did you not win four?' But not many journalists ask Rafael Benítez and Arsene Wenger, 'Why zero?' And not many people ask Manchester United, 'Why only the Premiership?'

"Is it about money? If it is, I hope that next season the media put pressure on the big spenders because for sure the big spenders will not be Chelsea," he said in the club's magazine.

"The spenders will be Manchester United, Tottenham and maybe Arsenal. I don't know, but it won't be Chelsea. So maybe at the beginning of next season they will say that Chelsea are not the favourites any more because they do not spend so much money."