José Mourinho is known for many thing’s throughout his time at Chelsea – his home record being one of them.
So it makes sense why the “Special One” would have a tendency to show emotion when his side would display anything other than the standard set out by him and his staff.
José’s first run in West London saw him manage from 2004 to 2008, where he began his famous record at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea would not register a single home defeat in his first 60 matches in charge, winning 46 and drawing the remaining 14.
Following his return in 2013, it business as usual, until the penultimate game of the season in the 2013/14 campaign, where Mourinho would feel defeat at home for the first time.
A 2-1 loss to Sunderland would bring his 77 game unbeaten run to an unexpected halt. Fabio Borini, a youth player under Mourinho during his first stay, would score an 83rd minute penalty to secure the loss.
The 2014/15 season comes along and the it’s back to business, as the blues go unbeaten once again, winning 15 and drawing four in the build up to another title.
A 2-2 draw with Swansea in Chelsa’s opening match of 2015/16 would make it 76 wins, 22 draws and one defeat in Jose’s first 99 league games at the Bridge.
That would then take a turn before his second and most recent departure, as Chelsea would lose 4 of the 7 home matches Mourinho would manage at the beginning of that season.
Despite the ending, the overall story is one of structure, one of expectation and one of discipline.
With losses few and far between, José had instilled an expectation of the player to the players and they knew, if it wasn’t good enough, you’d hear about it.
On the Obi One Podcast, Mourinho said “At Stamford Bridge, every match that we arrive at half time, not winning by 2 goals, I would be mad”
He goes on to say “it was like demanding a tough time, it has to be a 2 goal difference…”
Mikel adds “you have to kill the game…”
Which in and of itself highlights that the Mourinho physlosiphy works, as Mikel, 36, still knows the mentality José set out for his team.
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