Soccer-Mourinho relishes no-lose challenge at fortress City

By Michael Hann LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho refused to allow the prospect of an FA Cup tie at Manchester City to dampen his birthday celebrations following a 1-0 fourth-round win over Stoke City. Mourinho will take his team to the Etihad Stadium, where City have won all 11 home Premier League games this season, for a mouth-watering last-16 clash. “Our priority for the season is to improve,” said Mourinho, who the trophy in 2007 during his first spell at the London club thanks to Didier Drogba’s extra-time winner against Manchester United. They have everything to lose.” With Eden Hazard, Oscar and Andre Schurrle a constant threat against Stoke, Chelsea were in control throughout the match but squandered a number of chances to kill off their opponents.

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