Chelsea scraped their way to a 3-2 win over Hull City on Sunday afternoon, taking one step closer to their fourth Premier League title.
Having also won the Capital One Cup, it will go down as a successful season in the history books. However, the manor of the win against Steve Bruce's men summed up how the Chelsea players feel: they have failed to make the most of their potential.
The Blues went into this season with the best manager in the world in the dugout and a squad packed with world-class talent. It was a team to rival Arsenal's Invincibles, or Manchester United's treble-winners. Instead, they won't even compare to Chelsea's 2005 team.
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There is no hiding from the fact that Chelsea should have challenged on all four fronts this season. They won the Capital One Cup at a canter, as most big teams do, but disappointingly crashed out of the Champions League and FA Cup.
Luckily, the incompetence of Manchester City and Arsenal have allowed them to stroll to a Premier League title. It is not sealed yet, but it will be. The hard work was done when this team was still hungry. Now, the players are on holiday. They are waiting for this disappointing season to end.
Mourinho won't deem this season as a failure in public. He is the kind of manager who wins you trophies. Once they're in the bag there are no more questions needed; he's done his job.
But the Special One has failed to make the most of his special team. They should have strolled past this Hull City team. Their first two goals summed up how talented their attacking players are.
Allowing Hull back into the game summed up, in equal measure, how little the Chelsea players care now their season is over. They are strolling towards the finish line.
There is little to be done this summer in terms of transfers. Only world-class stars would improve this team. But the pressure will be on Mourinho to improve on what has been a surprisingly disappointing campaign.
Are Chelsea fans happy with the way their team has performed this season or should they have achieved greatness?
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