CHELSEA NOT HAPPY

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Chelsea have been given a tough fixture schedule according to its manager José Mourinho, who has hit out at the organisers for scheduling Chelsea’s visit to Fulham just a few days after their Champions League match against Galatasaray.

Even though the match took place on Wednesday night, Chelsea players were able to return to London only on Thursday morning. Mourinho says that the recovery time for this match, which will take place in Saturday afternoon, is very low and that it is an indirect advantage to their main title rivals – Arsenal and Manchester City.

Chelsea could only manage a 1-1 draw with Galatasaray, but this was a good result considering that they managed an away goal. However, they had to defend with their backs against the wall for most of the match against the Turkish club and it would have taken a lot out of the players.

Mourinho feels that the domestic league supports their teams extremely well especially when they have just come back from a Champions League week. However, he thinks that this is not the case with the Premier league, but says that something must be done in order to help the English teams, especially with the World Cup coming up - and don't forget you can get World Cup 2014 free betting tips from Will Hill.

This is not the first time a manager has criticised the scheduling of fixtures in England.

"We all prefer to play game after game after game - but we all want to play game after game after game with equal conditions for every team. Every team in the same country has the same privilege to be a little bit protected in relation to European matches. It makes the players' job difficult - not my job. I don't play. I could play a match every day and it's not problem for me or the people who make the fixtures,” said Mourinho.

Chelsea can go top of the table with a win over Fulham.