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Chelsea have no hope - Jose

JOSE MOURINHO has poured scorn on Chelsea's Champions League hopes.

"Let me be honest, I don't think the final will be a Real Madrid v Chelsea final and we know why. It could be Bayern or Barcelona."

After Chelsea stumbled across the line to beat 10-man Benfica at Stamford Bridge last night, most observers would agree that Barcelona will be far too strong for Roberto di Matteo and his under-achievers.

"Barcelona aren't the favourites, they are super-favourites," added Mourinho, who is wary of the threat posed by Bayern Munich to Real Madrid in the other semi-final.

"Bayern is a very powerful opponent," Mourinho said. "The players and myself are looking forward to a great semi-final."