Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes his team are now virtually assured of winning their first Premiership title.

Mourinho’s side recently extended their lead over seconbd-placed Arsenal to ten points, with Manchester United a further point behind in third.

“There is so much ground for the teams chasing us to make up,” Mourinho told Chelsea TV.

“If it goes from 10 to 12 or 13 points then maybe it will be over.”

“Could you ever imagine that with all the new players and a new coach we could be 10 clear at this stage?

“Of course 10 points is 10 points, it is better than seven and it is better than five.

“But if one day we lose a game or two points and the gap goes from 10 to seven or eight, we are ready to accept it as natural and keep going, controlling the distance.”