The Portuguese tactician is preparing for the 2013/14 season campaign at Stamford Bridge after arriving from Real Madrid and he quickly made it clear that past reputations will not be used as a way to get regular minutes.
"There are still a few boys from my (first) time (at Chelsea)," Mourinho said.
"It is always good to go back and see these people who gave absolutely everything to me when I was here.
"But it's important to tell you - not them, because they know - that there is no privilege for them. They know my nature. They don't have an advantage in relation to the other people.
"After (I left) Chelsea did very well to get young boys with great potential, great ability and a great future, and I look forward to trying to improve them."