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Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has described his Chelsea team of his first spell as Chelsea boss as a complete team.
Upon his arrival from Porto in 2004, Mourinho turned Chelsea into one of the strongest teams in the world.
Speaking about his Chelsea team in his first spell as Chelsea boss, Mourinho told The Coaches’ Voice: “We [won the Premier League in 2004/05 season by] playing absolutely fantastic, dominant football.
“Defensively, we were phenomenal. We also scored a lot of goals. And, once we were in front, we had that capacity to kill teams in transition. We were a very complete team.
“Almost unbeatable, actually. But not in the sense that nobody could beat us – in the sense that we beat everybody.
“The next season was so nice and easy that I felt from the beginning that it was our Premier League.
“We were so strong. The team knew when to be more defensive, when to control the game by having more possession, when were the crucial moments to kill opponents in transition. Every time we went in front we had that feeling of: the game is in the pocket.
“We sensed a little feeling of fear in our opponents. They wanted to attack us, but they were afraid to do it because they knew we could kill them in transition. They wanted to defend in a low block, but they knew that any crosses into the box with people like Didier Drogba (below) around were difficult. And they knew that, if there were lots of set-pieces, we would arrive with the giants and score.
“It was a lot of fun.
“By the time I left, I felt I had built a good relationship with the Chelsea fans. I don’t know if it is a good thing or a bad thing, but that’s my way when I go to a club. It’s like a sense of duty.”