JOSE MOURINHO has a fame of being probably the greatest soccer managers to ever grace the sport.
And it’s onerous to argue that whenever you have a look at how profitable he has been.
Frank Lampard’s males performed a cagey sport towards Tottenham at Stamford BridgeCredit score: Reuters
Jose Mourinho’s males put in a stable however defensive show towards his outdated membershipCredit score: Andy Hooper-The Every day Mail
Chelsea know first hand what an incredible supervisor he’s, having led them to probably the most profitable interval of their existence.
He is aware of how one can win, he is aware of how one can grind out outcomes, and he is aware of how to achieve success.
Nonetheless, with Mourinho you’ll be able to 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 facet 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 comfortable to look at boring soccer.
However for Chelsea followers, their solely frustration tonight was being unable to smash by means of Mourinho’s bus and win the sport.
N’Golo Kante saved 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 possibilities to attain, and it was a night to forget for Tammy Abraham who missed a number of opportunities
However the Blues didn’t capitalise and in consequence, they solely have themselves guilty.
Taking part in towards such a damaging 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 must get used to.
Can they complain but? No, probably not, Spurs are prime of the league because it stands.
However as a soccer fan if you happen to provide me attacking and entertaining soccer going out to win a match, or defensive bus parking set as much as simply get a outcome and hope for the perfect, I’m selecting the primary possibility each day of the week.
However Mourinho will see this as a job nicely finished, and you may’t blame him.
He is aware of Chelsea are a greater crew, and he is aware of he has acquired some extent 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 objective dominated out within the first-halfCredit score: Andy Hooper-The Every day Mail