Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is keen to secure the Premiership as soon as possible so he can prepare his players for the Champions League.

A win tonight against second-placed Arsenal would leave Chelsea needing two points to seal their first title in 50 years.

“I’d like to win it as soon as possible so I could rest players. We’ve had 54 games in four competitions,” he said.

Mourinho wants his players focused on the Champions League semi-final first leg against Liverpool on 27 April.

Chelsea assistant manager Steve Clarke revealed the club are in confident mood ahead of their showdown with last year’s champions.

“There is no fear, there has not been all season,” said Clarke. “The results show that and the players performances.

“We have not contemplated losing the match. It is at home and we are strong at home but it will be a tough test because Arsenal are a strong team.

“They are missing players but we have been over the course of the season and have just got on with it.

“We are the top side, you have to say that,” said Clarke.

“We are 11 points clear in the Premiership, in the semi-final of the Champions League and beat Bayern Munich, which Arsenal did not manage to do.”