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Is this the Chelsea gaffer’s greatest achievement?

Date: 25th March 2014 at 6:32pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Without fail, Jose Mourinho has used every press conference this season to denounce the widespread theory that his Chelsea side are favourites for the Premier League title. Earlier in the campaign, the Portuguese turned to his book of pre-made metaphors to label the Blues as the 'little horse' in the title race, in turn likening rivals Manchester City to a Jaguar for their incredible spending power. In recent weeks, the use of analogies have diminished and Mourinho's diction has taken a less eloquent turn, yet, as if it were some sort of game of cat-and-mouse, the Stamford Bridge boss is still bluntly knocking back notions of his side's favourite status. In a text-book  showing of reverse psychology, journalists now seem almost addicted to trying to make the Special One back Chelsea's title credentials. They are yet to make any form of significant breakthrough, or overcome their itch for the issue. Perhaps understandably so; in order to subscribe to Mourinho's point of view, you'd have to ignore the vast evidence to suggest otherwise. Firstly, the Special One's re-arrival in West London during the summer immediately resulted in the bookies making Chelsea title favourites. They tend to know what they're talking about - the house always wins - and who can argue with the Portuguese's track record in England; two Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup from just three full campaigns. Secondly, the Blues are now sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table with 69 ... Read More


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