Jose Mourinho's managerial blueprint unquestionably breeds success.
In 13 years the Special One has acclaimed titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain, along with bagging two European Cups on the way.
Yet, he has never managed to shake off the unwavering debate, and often mockery, of his team's aesthetics.
And he would not have been unfamiliar with the chants of 'Boring Boring Chelsea' that emerged from the Arsenal following after his side's 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium little over a week ago.
This jibe was first endured by Mourinho in the opening season of his first stint at the club back in 2004/05, where, mirroring the current season, Chelsea took the league by storm.
"Tell me, in England, which team plays better than Chelsea? Arsenal? 10 points behind."
No quote can encapsulate Mourinho's basic outlook on the game to such an extent.
In decades and centuries on, few will reminisce on Wenger and his Arsenal side that merely attained a sole FA Cup in nine years, no matter how seducing their style of play.
This is where Mourinho obtains the edge over his old-foe.
As far as he is concerned, titles define the top coach, whilst parting them from the mediocre.
The Special One will not lose much sleep over further reprovals of his ruthless Chelsea side's unsightly style.
Glory once more
Instead, he will be celebrating his third Premier League success after roughly five campaigns in England overall, his eighth top division title as a coach.
Arsenal, however, will have to settle for an FA Cup once more.
Yet is it even just to condemn the league leaders and champions elect to such slander?
Chelsea fans have enjoyed the most goals scored in the league behind Manchester City, and many would have found it difficult to dispute their glamour in the first half of the season.
Hazard, Oscar, Costa and Fabregas were particularly a joy to behold, and Andre Schurrle's strike at Burnley on the opening weekend is still a serious contender for goal of the season.
Chelsea wowed us all they could, now the job has been simply to get over the line, hence their grinding out of big results that have been far from pretty.
I'm sure their title party won't be dampened by those clutching at cynical straws.
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