This stat shows how sensational Mourinho’s first Chelsea team were

At Chelsea, Jose Mourinho was an absolute superstar.

The current Manchester United manager rocked up at Stamford Bridge after achieving unprecedented success at Porto, and he moulded a new-money Chelsea side into ruthless winners.

But during his first spell in west London, Mourinho broke the stranglehold Sir Alex Ferguson’s United had on the Premier League in style.

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Mourinho picked up two Premier League titles between 2004 and 2006, and his side also boasted something almost as impressive as Arsenal’s Invincibles achievement during his time there.

Here’s a stat that should make your eyes water: Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea didn’t lose a Premier League home game during his first spell at the club. 

To put that into context, that was 46 wins, 14 draws and no defeats. It started with a 1-0 win over Ferguson’s United at Stamford Bridge, and they only conceded six goals at home that season.

Chelsea’s unbeaten run came to an end under Mourinho’s successor, Luis Felipe Scolari, whose side were beaten 1-0 by Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool on 26 October, 2008.

The last time they were beaten before that was when Claudio Ranieri’s team were edged out by Arsenal on 21 February, 2004.

Ranieri’s team were unbeaten in their final six home games that season, but Mourinho must take credit for the bulk of Chelsea’s 86-game unbeaten home run in the Premier League.

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