Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Stamford Bridge in 2004 sparked a revolution at Chelsea.
The controversial coach, who had simply gained the Champions League with Porto, swiftly endeared himself to the Chelsea crowd, bringing big success to the Blues and offering the membership with among the biggest moments of their historical past over two separate spells.
Loads of managers have come and gone in west London since, with Mauricio Pochettino the most recent to return below fireplace within the Chelsea dugout as he struggles to satisfy the requirements set by Mourinho. With the Argentine’s swift dismissal a real risk within the coming weeks and months, rumours have begun to flow into relating to a return to Stamford Bridge for the Portuguese coach.
With that in thoughts, let’s take a look at every bit of silverware that Mourinho gained at Chelsea.
It did not take lengthy for Mourinho to make an impression in England claiming the his first trophy with Chelsea simply eight months after his arrival.
The Blues boss guided his facet to victories over West Ham United, Newcastle United, Fulham and Manchester United en-route to the League Cup remaining, with Liverpool subsequent up for the west London facet.
The showpiece occasion on the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff was fiercely contested between the 2 sides, John Arne Riise volleying Liverpool in entrance after simply 45 seconds, earlier than Steven Gerrard’s personal aim levelled the scores. Mourinho shortly grew to become identified for his antics on the touchline and was despatched off for his response to Chelsea’s equaliser.
Quickfire objectives from Didier Drogba and Mateja Kezman in extra-time gave Chelsea a two-goal cushion, which Liverpool could not overturn regardless of Antonio Nunez placing to the scale back the deficit.
In what stays one of the unbelievable title-winning Premier League campaigns, Mourinho gained Chelsea their first league title for half a century throughout his debut season in cost.
The title was confirmed with three video games to spare after Frank Lampard’s double noticed off Bolton Wanderers, with the Blues solely shedding one recreation all through the marketing campaign.
Chelsea completed the season with 95 factors, which was a report on the time. Their 15 objectives conceded in 38 video games stays a league report even now.
On condition that the Blues had completed 11 factors off London rivals Arsenal the season prior, Mourinho did a powerful job to show issues round so shortly, with the summer season signings of Drogba, Petr Cech and Ricardo Carvalho notably vital.
Drogba was at all times the person for the massive event and he was instrumental in Chelsea beating Arsene Wenger’s Gunners within the Group Defend firstly of the 2005/06 marketing campaign.
The Ivorian striker netted twice in a 2-1 victory over Arsenal on the Millennium Stadium, with the Chelsea icon unsurprisingly awarded participant of the match for his dominant show.
Whereas not fairly as dominant as they had been the season earlier than, Chelsea nonetheless romped to a different Premier League title in Mourinho’s second season.
The Blues nonetheless solely conceded 22 objectives and completed on 4 fewer factors than they’d the earlier marketing campaign, with Mourinho’s males ending the season with 18 wins and a draw from 19 dwelling video games.
Chelsea gained the Premier League by beating nearest title rivals Manchester United 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, William Gallas, Joe Cole and Carvalho all getting themselves on the scoresheet in a well-known victory.
However Mourinho’s facet misplaced the ultimate two video games of the marketing campaign 1-0, that means they weren’t capable of surpass their report factors tally.
One other Chelsea remaining, one other memorable efficiency from Drogba.
Arsenal had been as soon as once more the opponents for the Blues on the Millennium Stadium, the final in south Wales, this time within the League Cup, with Theo Walcott giving Arsenal the lead after simply 12 minutes.
Nonetheless, Drogba would stage shortly afterwards and pop up once more with a header six minutes from time that may win a second League Cup crown for Mourinho and solely a fourth for the Blues in complete.
With the Portuguese popping out on prime on the massive stage, it served as one other chapter within the rivalry between Mourinho and Wenger.
Having misplaced the Premier League title to Sir Alex Ferguson’s resurgent Manchester United, Mourinho and his gamers would get their revenge within the FA Cup remaining on the finish of the 2006/07 season.
The Blues had wanted extra-time to achieve the final two throughout their semi-final towards Blackburn Rovers and they’d additionally want an additional half hour to overcome the Pink Devils on the newly opened Wembley Stadium.
The sport between England’s prime two completed goalless in regular time, but it surely was, you guessed it, Drogba who would handle the successful strike within the 116th minute for the Blues.
It was the one and solely FA Cup that Mourinho lifted.
Mourinho sealed his return to Stamford Bridge firstly of the 2013/14 season however could not win any silverware in his first marketing campaign again, falling in need of Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool within the Premier Legaue.
Chelsea got here up towards London rivals and Mourinho’s future membership Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, triumphing with a 2-0 victory towards the Lilywhites.
John Terry and Diego Costa scored the objectives within the remaining, securing Mourinho’s first of two trophies throughout his Chelsea comeback.
Having completed third in his first season again at Stamford Bridge, it did not take lengthy for Mourinho to say Premier League glory for Chelsea – solely the second time the Blues had gained the trophy since his departure.
Chelsea completed the marketing campaign on 87 factors, eight forward of runners-up Manchester Metropolis, securing the title after Eden Hazard’s strike gave the Blues a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in west London.
Regardless of the success of his reunion with the Blues, Mourinho would solely final for half of the next season, sacked in December 2015 with Chelsea languishing within the backside half of the desk.
Variety of wins
3 (2004/05, 2005/06, 2014/15)
3 (2004/05, 2006/07, 2014/15)
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