Jose Mourinho was not giving much away as Chelsea prepared to take on Arsenal in the Community Shield.
The Special One did reveal that he expects Diego Costa and Gary Cahill to be fit for Sunday's meeting at Wembley but was reluctant to be drawn on a number of issues.
Here, GetWestLondon provide an overview of the five key points to come from Mourinho's press conference.
Chelsea have a fully fit squad
Diego Costa had been a doubt with a hamstring injury but Mourinho has given him the green light to play, along with Gary Cahill.
Mourinho said that his squad were 'all good' before repeating the answer when asked directly about Costa and Cahill.
John Stones has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea but the Blues boss was not willing to give much more away in a brief exchange.
Reporter: What is the latest on John Stones?
Reporter: (Confirm bid turned down?
Reporter: Expect to go in for him again?
Reporter: Is the pursuit over?
Mourinho: I don't speak about players from other clubs, especially now competition starts. It starts for us and Arsenal now and next week starts for everyone. It's enough for me.
Baba Rahman has also been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and, while Mourinho admitted he was looking for a left back, he refused to go any further.
The Special One added: “I don't know. But we try. We don't have, we have only one. We are trying. He (Rahman) is Ausberg player. I don't speak.”
The importance of the Community Shield
The Community Shield has been seen as a glorified friendly but others like to see it as making an early impression ahead of the new season.
Mourinho gave his view, saying: "I think it's in between. It's not a friendly like against Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain or Arsenal against Wolfsburg. It's more than that, but it's less than a Premier League match.
"We lost against Red Bull and we were not happy. So it's normal that we always try to play for a result and Community Shield has a motivation, obviously different than just a friendly or just a summer tournament. I would say it's the start of the competition."
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Arsenal and the Wenger rivalry
Jose Mourinho has not lost in 13 games against Arsene Wenger and Arsenal but he is not reading anything into it.
He said: "No. I just want my club to get the best possible result. Doesn't matter Arsenal, doesn't matter the manager. I just want my teams, my clubs to try to get the best possible results. That's the only thing that matters.
"In football you can win or lose or draw. In this case you have to be ready for everything. I never made my victories over Arsenal an explosion of happiness or special pride. I will not make a drama if one day we lose."
As for whether Arsenal are title challengers, Mourinho replied: "I always think they are. They have a very good squad, so in this second period in England, immediately when I arrived two years ago, I look at them as a very good squad, with very good players. So I think it's more of the same. They are a top squad."
Eden Hazard won the PFA player of the year and the FWA player of the year awards and has been deemed up there with the best players in the world.
And Mourinho is expecting even more from him this season.
Mourinho said: “I think you are right when you say comparing players is always very subjective. I agree completely with you, that's why I don't like to compare.
“I think it's easy for me to say, and probably easy for you to accept, that he's one of the top players in the world.
“And because of his age, his character, his personality as a boy too, he has all the conditions to be better and better.
“That's what we want, that's what he wants. That's what everybody that likes football wants.
“He's not just a top player, he's more than that. He makes people enjoy the game, so everybody wants and expects more from him.”