My priority is the Champions League, says Chelsea F.C. manger Jose Mourinho

Chelsea F.C. manager Jose Mourinho said he is likely to rest a number of players for his side's crucial Premier League game against Liverpool to concentrate on the Champions League.

updated: April 23, 2014 12:31 IST
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Madrid: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hinted he will rest a number of key players for his side's crucial Premier League game away to Liverpool on Sunday to concentrate his squad's efforts on the Champions League. Mourinho's men hung on for a 0-0 draw away to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final on Tuesday night to make them favourites to reach a third final in six years.

However, a clean sheet came at a cost as Mourinho confirmed goalkeeper Petr Cech and captain John Terry will miss the second leg due to injuries that forced them to be replaced at the Vicente Calderon. Chelsea trail leaders Liverpool by five points with three games to go in the Premier League and Mourinho said he would name a weakened side should he be given permission by his superiors at the club.

"My priority is the Champions League," said the Portuguese.

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