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Two barren seasons for Mourinho more reason to back Chelsea

| 29.07.2014

Ladbrokes have released their Chelsea trophy specials and looking at the best available evidence, skipper John Terry should be seen lifting at least one major piece of silverware this season (even if he doesn’t play in the final).

Jose Mourinho’s return to the Stamford Bridge hot seat may have failed to end in glory on any front, but that should all be about to changewith a new season on the horizon.

At the very top the margins are always going to be tight, as denoted by the odds-on nature of Chelsea both managing to win a trophy and coming up short again.

However, the 4/7 about the Blues bouncing back to winning ways as opposed to the 9/10 they don’t, is both more profitable and simultaneously more appealing for a number of reasons.

Firstly, since the self proclaimed Special One breezed into the Bridge the first time around, Chelsea have barely stepped off the winners’ carousel as the trophies have mounted up like snow during an Alaskan winter.

The London club, who’ve won every major trophy available to them during that period, are yet to experience two consecutive seasons of drought.

Contrastingly, Mourinho has just completed the first two-season winless streak of his managerial career since guiding Porto to the league and Champions League double back in 2003/04.

This is extra motivation in the extreme for a man whose entire ethos is built on winning first and playing attractive football second and now he is shaping his own squad success should soon follow.

The world class additions of La Liga stars Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis can only be a huge boon to their chances.

Mourinho capturing the Premier League title plus either domestic cup is a tempting double at 14/1, while the league and Champions League dream pairing is a 22/1 chance with Ladbrokes.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.