Jose Mourinho has stated that his former club Chelsea are already Premier League champions, after his Manchester United side were drawn away to Stamford Bridge in the last eight of the FA Cup. A tie at his former club was set up on Sunday evening after goals from Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic canceled out Danny Graham's early effort to give them a 2-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers

Jose Mourinho is calling the shots

Mourinho had two spells with the London club, and was a success throughout those spells with eight major trophies during his collective six years in the capital.

His former side has begun to thrive under the new manager Antonio Conte who arrived this summer, with the Blues having an excellent 13-game winning streak which has put them eight points clear of closest rivals Manchester City but Conte has insisted that the title race is far from over.

The two sides will meet once again in the last eight of the cup that United currently hold, with United fighting on four fronts in the Europa League, FA Cup, EFL Cup and top four aspirations for the Premier League.

Chelsea only have the FA Cup and league to still fight for, and Mourinho stated that he expects that they can focus on their clash as he considers them Premier League champions.

"The FA Cup is something important for them," Mourinho told BBC Sport.

"I have so many things to think about."

"I have to play Saint-Etienne and play the (EFL Cup) final and hopefully another opponent in the Europa League," he stated. "I have to fight for the top four positions in the Premier League."

"Chelsea can only think about that," the coach conceded. "Because I think they are champions and have nothing else to play for."

"It is possible to win three, two, one or no trophies," he added.

"When we are in the competitions, we are going to fight."

"In the EFL Cup, we have a 50% possibility of winning," Mourinho concluded. "We have to fight for it to become a title."

Out to get revenge

It was a very unhappy return for Jose Mourinho to Stamford Bridge back in October, his first return since his second dismissal from the club back in 2015.

They were taught a footballing lesson by the Blues, with goals from Pedro, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and Ngolo Kante giving Chelsea a convincing 4-0 victory.

The Red Devils have been on a excellent run of form since then, and young striker Rashford stated that United and Mourinho will be looking for revenge.

"Yeah, definitely. They've got one over us," Rashford told Sky Sports. "But we'll go there confident and to win the game."

"I mean, at this stage of the competition you're going to be facing a good team no matter where you go," he stated. "I think we've just got to take it game by game."

"We're on a good run of form and so are they," he concluded."So I think it'll be a good game."