Jose Mourinho really does have a special connection with Chelsea.

"The Special One's" name has been continuously echoed around Stamford Bridge since he left the club back in 2007. Mourinho is truly adored by Chelsea fans.

Chelsea's most successful domestic period occurred while Mourinho was at the helm at Chelsea. Mourinho has been praised by his former players and regarded as the best manager they have ever worked under.

Frank Lampard has publicly stated that Mourinho is the greatest manager he has ever had the pleasure of working with. 

When Lampard was interviewed by TalkSport he said: "It's a presence and an aura and a way with people. He galvanises people. His own self-confidence reflects back on his teams. He did that to me personally."

"Tactically he's fantastic. He's very astute. As a team he sets you up brilliantly. But what he does is he gets the best out of players and gets this togetherness that I'd never known until he came to the club and I haven't seen it again since then.

"He might rub people up the wrong way. (But) as a manager, he's brilliant with his team, tactically, he's brilliant with individuals and I think he's brilliant with the press. I know it creates a storm, but he does protect his players."

Mourinho is clearly a great manager and with Chelsea having claimed the Champions League and the Europa League in consecutive seasons, Chelsea fans mouths are watering with the thought of the success he can deliver once more to the trophy cabinet in Stamford Bridge.

With an abundance of attacking talent already on show at Stamford Bridge, along with the likes of Edinson Cavani, Hulk and Andre Schurrle been linked to bolster the attack, Chelsea will be dangerous on all fronts next season.

Spanish maestro Juan Mata will once more be pulling the strings form midfield and the presence of wing wizards Eden Hazard and gifted Brazilian youngster Oscar running at defenders from the wings, opposition teams will be dreading facing Chelsea.

Chelsea's defence has also improved greatly over the last year with Spanish newcomer Cesar Azpilicueta impressing in his debut season on the right and the ever improving Branislav Ivanovic chipping in with vital goals including the winner in the Europa League final against Benfica. 

The movement of curly haired Brazilian David Luiz into midfield has also added to the solidarity to the Stamford Bridge outfit.

Chelsea are merely two or three signings away from having a complete squad and if Cavani, Schurrle, Luka Modric, Sami Khedira, Sergio Ramos or Schurrle end up in west London throughout the summer, Chelsea will be a force to be reckoned with next season.


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