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Jose keeps options open

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is ready to "think in a pragmatic, cold way" to keep "two of the best three goalkeepers in the world" happy this season.

Mourinho hailed rivals Thibaut Courtois and Petr Cech as the envy of the Premier League, but admitted he must "hide the emotions" in his selection conundrum.

And the Portuguese, whose side launch their new season at promoted Burnley on Monday night, acknowledged he will have his work cut out to appease both his front-line stoppers.

"In my opinion, with all the respect to fantastic keepers around the world, with all my respect, I think Chelsea has two of the best three goalkeepers in the world," the Blues boss said.

"And this is something unique. So is it a problem for me? It's a great problem."

Mourinho will keep his two goalkeepers guessing as to who will start at Turf Moor, but also vowed to use both as equally as possible throughout the campaign.

"I don't tell you because they don't know, the team doesn't know," Mourinho said regarding his selection for Monday's match. I think it's not easy (to keep both happy). I don't think any manager is happy to see one player not in a very happy and comfortable situation."


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