The return of Jose Mourinho has led to Chelsea picking up six points from a possible six at the start of the new season, despite a physical second half against Aston Villa in mid-week.
Chelsea supporters have anxiously anticipated the start of the 2013/14 campaign after Mourinho was named the manager back in early June. It is his second stint with the club after a falling out with Russian owner Roman Abramovich in 2007.
So far this season Chelsea have picked up two wins at home, expanding on Jose’s unbeaten streak at Stamford Bridge. Their first points came against newly-promoted side Hull City - a solid performance in the first half kept them afloat even after a lackluster end to the game, which ended 2-0.
Against Aston Villa, Chelsea again started with an early goal only to be equalised just before half time as Christian Benteke side-footed the ball past Petr Cech. Branaslav Ivanovic headed home a winner in the 73rd minute.
Last year Chelsea struggled to keep a lead. However, under Mourinho they seem to have a certain air of confidence and it has reflected in their play. Monday evening will provide some more insight as to how far this team can go - they take on Manchester United.
The Jose Mourinho effect has kicked in already at Chelsea.
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