Chelsea Are Just Getting Started
Chelsea are Champions of England. They might not be the champions that England wanted, but the...
Jose Mourinho instills that in every team he coaches, from day one. He's an established winner, and it's contagious. Take a look at Eden Hazard for example. He's a match winner. He's done it time and time again this season. The Belgian has dragged Chelsea to three points in games where it looked as though they would end with one. He did it against QPR with his assist, against United with his goal, and again today with his penalty. The Belgian split two defenders to earn a penalty, and then although his initial shot was saved, he came through with the conversion. It was "cool as a cucumber" from Hazard, as he neatly placed it in the corner.
But Hazard is apart of the younger generation of winners at the Blues. It all starts with Mourinho, and then trickles down to John Terry. The Englishman has won 4 titles with Chelsea, among other competitions. He knows what it takes to lift the trophy at the end of a campaign. And he certainly knows what it's like to grab hold of the big moments. That's why he was the man to thrust Chelsea ahead against Leicester and why he put in quite possibly one of the best performances of his career against Arsenal. Now, Terry has passed on his experience to players like Hazard.
Drogba is another figure who knows how to win. He also won 4 titles with Chelsea. And although his performances aren't what they were, he does the little things, leads by example and mentors the young lads. Players like Drogba create that match winning attitude in the likes of Hazard.
Mourinho has led his team to a fifth Premier League title, but it's much more. The Portuguese tactician has issued a warning to the rest of England, and even Europe. Mourinho won't let what happened against PSG happen again. He will not accept anything less than Chelsea glory. And while some believe his job was in the balance had they not won the title, I would argue that this was more about Mourinho than his job. Very rarely does he go to a club without winning early on. And that's what he's delivered at Stamford Bridge. Two trophies in two years. And he's just getting started.
Chelsea like many teams will add talent this summer. Possibly addressing weaknesses in depth at CAM, CDM and a long term replacement for John Terry. And the best part is, he'll do it within the rules of FFP, which the larger clubs won't. Make no mistake, this is just the beginning of Mourinho's dynasty in West London. Chelsea are on top of England, and they're here to stay.
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