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Jose Mourinho: 2007 v 2013 Chelsea line-ups

Mourinho returns to a new-look Chelsea (©GettyImages)
Mourinho returns to a new-look Chelsea (©GettyImages).

Jose Mourinho has been there and done that and now he is back where he is "loved" - he is back at Stamford Bridge and back as the Chelsea manager.

After an unsuccessful stint as Real Madrid coach, Mourinho finally left Spain and re-joined Chelsea for the first time since his departure in 2007, when he left the club by mutual consent after a run of poor performances.

After leaving Chelsea six years ago, Mourinho spent time at Inter Milan and Real Madrid, but he is now back where he belongs and he admitted that returning was an easy decision.

His last game in charge of Chelsea was a Champions League match against Rosenborg and his team was held to a 1-1 draw, which was a result that sealed his fate.

As Mourinho is now back at Chelsea, we have decided to look back at the team he had in his first stint and what team he has now.

Below you can see the starting 11 back then and the starting 11 now.

On the left you will see the players who featured in the Rosenborg match - and on the right, you will see a team likely to play now.

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech | Petr Cech
Right-back: Juliano Belletti | Cesar Azpilicueta
Centre-back: John Terry | David Luiz
Centre-back: Alex | Branislav Ivanovic
Left-back: Ashley Cole | Ashley Cole
Right-wing: Salomon Kalou | Eden Hazard
Centre-midfield: Claude Makelele | Ramires
Centre-midfield: Michael Essien | Frank Lampard
Centre-midfield: Joe Cole | Oscar
Left-wing: Florent Malouda | Juan Mata
Striker: Andriy Shevchenko | Fernando Torres

So, on the left was the stating XI for Mourinho's last Chelsea game back in 2007, but it was a weakened team due to injuries sustained by key-men back then such as Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and Ricardo Carvalho.

 

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