Tottenham are currently two points above Chelsea in table; Roman Abramovich will mark 1,000 game as Chelsea owner on Sunday as Mourinho takes his side to Stamford Bridge, live on Sky Sports (kick-off 4:30pm); Mourinho won three Premier League titles over two spells at Chelsea.
Tottenham go to Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, looking to retain their 100 per cent Premier League away record, and make it six wins in a row in all competitions.
Chelsea, of course, are in top form themselves. Victory for them would make it seven in a row.
Plenty, then, for both sides to fear? No, says Mourinho. Fear is not a word he recognises.
You’ll have to ask Frank if they fear us or not,” he said. “But I don’t think fear is the right word at this level. We don’t fear anyone.”
“We respect their potential and I think they respect our potential. Honestly, I don’t think they believe they are going to play an easy opponent,” Mourinho said.
“I would love them to feel that way, but I don’t think they do. Frank is a man with a lot of experience in football and I think they know we are a difficult team that is capable to go there and win.”