Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Such a sweet, sweet victory for Mourinho over Abramovich's Chelsea

Jose Mourinho celebrated an excellent and thoroughly deserved victory at Stamford Bridge last night.  It was sound and sweet, showing that Mourinho can still put on a special performance on the Chelsea ground.  It was an emphatic triumph over his former employer's club.  Jose must have loved the glory, the sweet revenge.  Take that Abramovich!  Many in the Chelsea line up were once Mourinho's boys.  Internazionale beat Chelsea, home and away.  Inter Milan were clearly the better team on both occasions.   Mourinho's tactical nous was evident and Chelsea looked rather dull and dismal last night.  The Inter goalkeeper, Julio Cesar, had a very quiet evening because the Chelsea attack was so weak.  Inter managed to nullify the Chelsea midfield.  Ballack failed to get into the game and those around him looked frustrated and mediocre.  It could be argued that Inter were better in every department over the two matches. Now Chelsea fans and the financier must wonder whether this current Chelsea squad is really good enough to win the coveted Champions League.  The evidence seems to indicate that Chelsea are not up to it and they need to improve, to rebuild radically if they are to win the UEFA Champions League trophy. Winning this trophy is not about putting out an expensive group of talented players, as the exit of Real Madrid reveals.  It is more than cheque book, spending power management.  Mourinho understands this only too well; his special skills can prevent a good side winning, but enabling a good team with the right tactics and game plan to progress in this competition.  Last night JM's tactics were special and this victory was certainly impressive.

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