Oscar has suffered the most from Mourinho’s change in style

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Is he the biggest loser from Chelsea’s ‘anti-football’?

User Avatar Date: 5th May 2014 at 6:53pm
Written by Cal Byrne

Chelsea’s season can be quite neatly divided in two: pre-Sunderland defeat when the team were attempting to play with the ball and Mourinho appeared unhappy and post-Sunderland defeat when Chelsea looked to win without the ball and Mourinho marginally less unhappy. The manager’s return to Chelsea initially looked like an uncomfortable engagement. Mourinho’s three years in Spain appeared to have taken their toll and the brief to add flair to his pragmatism was proving to be a source of turmoil for the soul of Mourinho and the defence of Chelsea. The goals poured in, the manager lamented. Work rate was stressed and Mata marginalised. And still Mourinho’s Chelsea remained uncharacteristically pregnable at the back. Defeat to Sunderland changed all this. Chelsea had lost again and Mourinho become bored with trying to be anyone but Mourinho. It was only a half attempt anyway. For all the talk of a change in philosophy, ... Read More

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