Chelsea fans were weak at the knees after the news informing the footballing world that Jose Mourinho was returning to Stamford Bridge, but not many of them would have predicted the terrible decisions he has made up to now.
First and foremost we have Juan Mata.
Chelsea’s player of the season for both of the past two years somehow missed out on a starting place in Mourinho’s line-up.
Now although there is an argument as to why each of the attacking midfielders Mourinho has should play, there is no question that Mata should deservedly be the first name on the team sheet.
The Spaniard has played just one full league game this season despite being regarded by many as the team’s best player.
Secondly, we have Mourinho’s decision to send Romelu Lukaku back out on loan, leaving him with Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o.
Torres has to an extent found his form again but he is still a million miles away from the player he once was.
El Nino is also 29-years-old, and by now someone has to have realised that he is never going to achieve what was expected of him.
Demba Ba was seen as the ideal competition for Torres, but the Senegalese man looks to have no part in Mourinho’s plans.
Finally, at the age of 32, like Torres, Samuel Eto’o is past his best.
The Cameroon International was bought in as a short-term solution to Chelsea’s attacking dilemma but up to yet he has failed to solve the problem.
There is no doubt for me that Romelu Lukaku would have been Mourinho’s best option.
The Belgian instead however was sent on loan to Everton, where unsurprisingly he has made a great start with 3 goals in his first 4 games.
If Mourinho had have simply kept Lukaku at Chelsea they could have well been the finished article.
But you can’t win the title relying on midfielders to do the strikers’ job, and without Lukaku this is exactly what Mourinho is doing.