The league leaders have won only two of their last nine games against Newcastle, and Mourinho himself has never won a Premier League game at St James’ Park. But he said on Friday: “Let’s try. It’s difficult, a difficult stadium to play at.” He added: “There are a few stadiums in this country where, clearly, when they see the Chelsea shirts, they play the game of their lives. When they play against other teams they look like they’re playing friendlies.
Jose Mourinho has never won a Premier League game at St James's Park, and Chelsea have won only two of their last nine games against Newcastle
“It’s a normal challenge, the same as another match. A difficult opponent and stadium, and one of the opponents we really feel that Chelsea is special for them, because they don’t play every game the same way. It’s not only them. There are other clubs who have different ways of playing.
“With my players, I try to make them have always the same focus, ambition and commitment whoever they play against. But clearly there are some opponents in the Premier League with whom Chelsea are special for them, so we know this is going to be a tough match.” He went on saying;
Victory over Newcastle – or even a draw – would stretch Chelsea’s unbeaten run to 24 games, a club record. But Mourinho declared himself uninterested by such milestones. “Ah, no, I don’t care about it,” he said. “I’m not looking for records. I’m looking for points. Victories and points. And, if possible, at the end of the season, titles. The only thing that matters for me in the Premier League is that I won the title twice. That’s the only thing that matters to me.”