Jose Mourinho arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2004 after an extremely successful spell at FC Porto, where he had won the UEFA Champions League and numerous other Portuguese trophies.

He quickly began to use the resources available to the club and made significant signings; such as Didier Drogba from Marseille and Ricardo Cavalho from Porto, with both costing over £20million.

By December 2004 Mourinho was already leading the title race and finished the season with a record breaking 95 points, beating former champions Arsenal by 12 points.

During the 04/05 Premier League season he also picked up the League Cup after beating Liverpool in the final 3-1.

In the Champions League they had managed to progress to the semi-finals, however were knocked out due to a controversial goal by eventual winners Liverpool.

The next season began with the signings of Michael Essien and Shaun Wright-Phillips whose first competitive fixture was a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the Community Shield.

Despite exiting the Champions League in the round of 16 and being knocked out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage, Mourinho’s side still shone and made a successful defence of their title.

Two seasons. Two Barclays Premier League trophies.

The 2006/2007 would be Jose Mourinho's last season for the club until this and they begun with a 2-1 loss to Liverpool In the Community Shield.

Again, they got knocked out by Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals after a penalty shoot-out.

The Special One still managed to win his first FA Cup and another League Cup with the Blues – can he do it again? 

 

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