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Mourinho’s Blues ready for Euro push
Last season Jose Mourinho insisted time and time again that his Chelsea side was not ready to push for the Premier League or Champions League titles.
Even with the Blues sitting at the top of the table with weeks to go before the end of the campaign, the ‘Special One’ was not willing,
in public at least, to suggest he had a squad capable of claiming the major titles in England or on the continent.
To be fair to the Portuguese tactician his side weren’t that fair away from a famous double but the reliance on a couple of players to pull results out of the bag was ultimately going to fail.
When Mourinho did rule out his team’s chances he did say they would be ready in one or two seasons’ time and clearly he knew something we didn’t.
The targets Chelsea have already brought in over the summer have been superb acquisitions to the squad at Stamford Bridge and major pieces of the puzzle have been brought together.
Atletico Madrid duo Diego Costa and Filipe Luis, who beat off competition from Real Madrid and Barcelona to win La Liga last season, are two players who would most likely get into any team in the Premier League.
Costa was plagued by injury issues towards the end of last season but he can remain fit and fresh, he looks like a player who will be able to push for 20 goals in his first campaign in the Premier League.
Luis will work tirelessly down the flank in attack and defence and appears to be ambitious to win as much silverware as possible during his time in England.
Let’s not forget former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has also put pen to paper at the Bridge and the Spain international knows exactly what to expect from the Premier League.
Don’t for a minute believe that Chelsea have already completed their transfer business for the summer, as the club have been strongly linked with World Cup winner Sami Khedira.
Bringing in the Real midfielder would be another fine signing if they can pull it off but undoubtedly there will be other targets in the mind of Mourinho, as he builds a squad that he can call his own.
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The new arrivals at The Bridge will certainly draw in the betting interest for Chelsea, who have something no other team in world has right now, the Mourinho factor.
Like him of loath him, the man has consistently got results wherever he has gone and he has never been afraid to make tough decisions.
Last season almost looks like it was a trial run for the Londoners and they came close; probably closer than Mourinho would have thought.
This coming campaign appears to be the one where we will see another ‘Mourinho Chelsea’ on the field and that might get their rivals somewhat nervy.