Why Eto'o can fire Chelsea to the title

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Jose Mourinho could have pulled off the best buy of the summer this week as the Chelsea boss brought in Samuel Eto'o on a free transfer.

Mourinho had previously targeted Wayne Rooney, but when the Portuguese tactician knew the England international would be staying at Old Trafford - Mourinho moved quick to bring in Eto'o.

Having worked with the Cameroonian at Inter Milan, Mourinho will know exactly how to get the best out of the former Barcelona star.

Chelsea were crying out for a natural finisher who could take advantage of the service from the likes of Oscar, Eden Hazard and Juan Mata.

Mourinho's options before the arrival of Eto'o were nothing compared to what fellow title rivals Manchester United and Manchester City have at their disposal.

The likes of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Sergio Aguero are all world class strikers, whose goals can single-handedly win teams up to 15 points a season.

You could tell Mourinho wasn't totally happy with his striking options when he chose to start Andre Schurrle up top on his own.

The decision would have left Fernando Torres, Romelu Lukaku and Demba Ba doubting whether Mourinho really fancies them.

Eto'o on the other hand is highly-rated by Mourinho, so will be given the time to make an impact at the west London club.

The 32-year-old scored 14 goals in 35 appearances for Russian giants Anzhi last season, in a side that were just starting to gel having recruited heavily over the previous couple of seasons.

At Chelsea however, Eto'o will comfortably settle into life as the main striker ahead of an attacking trio of Oscar, Hazard and Mata.

Eto'o is also capable of impressing in the Champions League which will be an added bonus to Chelsea.

Overall, Mourinho has brought in a quality striker on a free transfer - despite his high wages - who can provide Chelsea with the goals to seal the Blues the Premier League title.

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