Almost everyone, including myself, predicted Jose and his Chelsea side would park the team bus away at Man City on Monday night. Wow, were we wrong!
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A masterfully planned and executed tale of two tactically different halves resulted in a dominant and relatively comfortable Chelsea performance that turned Liverpool’s recent attacking ascendancy stagnant.
A perfect tactical setup from Jose Mourinho that shaped a dominant first half display and a period of solid, but undesirable defensive effort at the close was enough for three more points against the Swans on Boxing Day.
An in-depth look at how Swansea City might look to play against the Blues today…
Chelsea are once again a “Mourinho Chelsea”; organised and solid in defence, explosive and penetrating in attack, hardworking to the very end, and winning.
Manchester City have an effective attacking edge that cuts straight through the centre of opposition defences – City have scored 8 in their last 3 games – and Aguero, Negredo and Silva are combining to deadly effect.
An unsurprising goal, a very, very surprising goal and a tactical attacking shift were required to overcome a stubborn and extremely tight-lined Fulham defence on Saturday.
Fulham: A rigid and predictable attacking team capable of brief moments of speed and flair, with a defensive unit susceptible to the counter attack and little desire to make recovery runs…
After a decade in charge, Roman Abramovich and the fans of Chelsea FC may finally have found what they most desired: an attacking and exciting style of football built around technically gifted, creative players. That is, if our first half performance against Hull City on Sunday afternoon is any indication of what lay ahead in this new Jose Mourinho era.