Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho reacts during the pre-season football friendly match between Chelsea and Real Sociedad at Stamford Bridge in London on August 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL
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Last season Blues boss Mourinho maintained Chelsea were not ready to launch a sustained title bid and he was proved right when his players faltered in the final stages and eventually finished third.Mourinho last year accused some of his players of lacking character when confronted by the kind of test Burnley will present.But with his squad strengthened by arrival of Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Filipe Luis and the return of Didier Drogba, the manager is confident Chelsea will prove more resilient this time around.Mourinho must decide whether to keep faith with Petr Cech, Chelsea's goalkeeper for the last 10 years, or start with Thibaut Courtois, the Belgium international who is back at the club after spending the last three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid, with Courtois favorite to get the nod.
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