Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is delighted to be starting his second spell as boss at Stamford Bridge with a home match, as his side will host newly-promoted Hull City.
The Portuguese manager has finally re-joined Chelsea after months of speculation and he is now preparing his side as he looks to turn them back into the title-winning team he had back during his first stint as boss.
Since then, Mourinho has been in Italy with Inter Milan and also in Spain with Real Madrid, but he believes that he has returned home and is finally back in a place where he is loved and respected.
The Premier League fixture list was announced this morning at 9am and it saw Chelsea go up against newly-promoted Hull City at Stamford Bridge in the season-opener, something that will go down well with Mourinho and the club.
During his previous spell at the Bridge, Mourinho won all four of his opening-day games, with three of those coming at Stamford Bridge.
"I am so happy to start at the Bridge, but at the same time Hull City is a team who were promoted from the Championship and they will have that spirit, even if now they are in the Premier League. So it is an emotional but a hard start," Mourinho told the official Chelsea website.
"Starting the season at home is a great way for our supporters to show the players they are ready to be behind the team all the way, and at the same time it is a great way for the players to show how much they are motivated and committed.
"I wish every club well for the season and I especially hope we can all make it a great competition for Premier League fans all around the world."
After quite a welcoming first game at home, Mourinho will then have to take his Chelsea side to Old Trafford to face champions Manchester United in what will be David Moyes' first Premier League home game as manager of the Red Devils.
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