JOSE MOURINHO has a popularity of being probably the greatest soccer managers to ever grace the sport.
And it’s exhausting to argue that once you take a look at how profitable he has been.
Frank Lampard’s males performed a cagey sport in opposition to Tottenham at Stamford BridgeCredit score: Reuters
Jose Mourinho’s males put in a stable however defensive show in opposition to his previous membershipCredit score: Andy Hooper-The Every day Mail
Chelsea know first hand what a fantastic supervisor he’s, having led them to essentially the most profitable interval of their existence.
He is aware of easy methods to win, he is aware of easy methods to grind out outcomes, and he is aware of how to achieve success.
Nevertheless, with Mourinho you possibly can by no means depend on fairly soccer and this has been no extra evident than throughout his spell with Tottenham.
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Chelsea drew 0-0 with Mourinho’s Spurs and man for man Frank Lampard’s aspect overhauled Mourinho’s crew for high quality, simply.
Chelsea had the lion’s share of possession and fully bossed the sport. However Mourinho had a sport plan and he caught to it solely.
His sport plan? Park the bus, defend in numbers in a deep and cussed low block, and hope for a little bit of luck on a counter assault or from a refereeing resolution to probably nick a win.
He’s greater than content material with a draw. That is beautiful, if you’re completely happy to observe boring soccer.
However for Chelsea followers, their solely frustration tonight was being unable to smash via Mourinho’s bus and win the sport.
N’Golo Kante stored Tottenham quietCredit score: Guardian Information & Media / Free to make use of by all titles in perpetuity underneath NMC settlement
Edouard Mendy didn’t have a lot to doCredit score: EPA
That they had loads of probabilities to attain, and it was a night to forget for Tammy Abraham who missed a number of chances.
However the Blues didn’t capitalise and because of this, they solely have themselves in charge.
Enjoying in opposition to such a adverse crew and supervisor is greater than irritating, and never a lot enjoyable for impartial followers.
However that is Mourinho, it is a Mourinho crew, a Mourinho efficiency, and that is what Spurs followers should get used to.
Can they complain but? No, not likely, Spurs are prime of the league because it stands.
However as a soccer fan in the event you provide me attacking and entertaining soccer going out to win a match, or defensive bus parking setup to simply get a end result and hope for one of the best, I’m selecting the primary possibility each day of the week.
However Mourinho will see this as a job properly executed, and you’ll’t blame him.
He is aware of Chelsea are a greater crew, and he is aware of he has bought a degree and stayed prime of the league… for now.
Tammy Abraham did not get on the scoresheetCredit score: Guardian Information & Media / Free to make use of by all titles in perpetuity underneath NMC settlement
Ben Chilwell battled with Heung-Min Son and Serge Aurier all afternoonCredit score: Guardian Information & Media / Free to make use of by all titles in perpetuity underneath NMC settlement
Timo Werner had a aim dominated out within the first-halfCredit score: Andy Hooper-The Every day Mail