It started with a sense of joy, Jose Mourinho, The Special One, and The Only One for our fans was coming back to Stamford Bridge to end the managerial merry go round of the past few years. The media world went crazy, “Chelsea to win the title” most said, and after a few lean years in the league our supporters lapped it up, However those of us who know a little bit about football knew that was was always going to be a season of transition, Jose knew it too, has said it a hundred times.
We had problems within the squad, Our strikers just simply do not score enough goals, Fernando Torres and his problems since arriving for 50 million have been well documented, Demba Ba was a January addition the year before who was never going to be more then a stop gap and accordingly has not set the world on fire, ” we want Rooney” Jose said and Rooney wanted out of United, we chased him all summer and United wouldn’t budge, with Falcao and Cavani choosing the easy money and even easier France league it severely depleted our options of a top class forward buy. We had a beast of a young man in the Belgian Romelu Lukaku, he had been on loan at West Bromich Albion the year before and had terrorized defences on occasion, Lots of Chelsea supporters were thinking HE was the man, He started off in good form in the pre season tour, scored some goals and the thinking was he would be giving the opportunity to cement his place, Jose had different ideas, he was only a sub for the 1st few games, In the end he was shipped of to everton on deadline day and Samuel Eto’o was brought in at the last minute.
If we are being honest then we can say that this team was built for Pep Guardiola and not Jose, so Willian and Schurrle were brought in to add 2 fast wingers to a squad bursting with small creative attacking midfielders, But our squad was very out of balance, lots of AM’s, no prolific striker and we were short on quality in central midfield. The season would depend on how quickly the squad adapted to Jose’s tactics and which players Jose trusted to play those tactics
Always Tru Blu