The ‘Special one’, or now the ‘Happy one’, returned for his first season back at Stamford Bridge, and was seen as somewhat of a work in progress. The blues finished third and Mourinho is possibly one of the first Chelsea managers in the Abramovich era not to win a trophy and still have his job.
The form that Chelsea had against the top four was top class, but what cost them the title were slip ups against the weaker teams, such as Crystal Palace. Last season unfortunately saw Mourinho end his 77 game unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge, to a 2-1 defeat to Sunderland. This time around, Mourinho will do everything in his power to iron out these mistakes and make it an extremely successful 2014/2015 campaign.
STAR MAN – Eden HAZARD
The 2013/2014 season was a successful one for Hazard and, fitness permitting, he was one of the first names on the team sheet. Hazard produced various eye catching displays, with his first hat-trick in a 3-0 win over Newcastle and various other important goals. The Belgian tallied up 14 goals and 10 assists and with a price of £10.0m, he is probably one of the must haves of the season.
HIDDEN GEM – Andre SCHURRLE
With the likes of Hazard, Oscar, Lampard, etc. Schurrle often found it hard to get into the starting XI. This can also be seen to be the case with the German national side at the World Cup. However he did not disappoint when he came on, usually adding to the goal tally. Over last season, he managed eight goals and two assists but with his good World Cup form, this may be his season to nail himself in the starting XI at Chelsea. At £7.5m he is a little pricey for a player in the position that Mourinho usually rotates, however it may be worth a shot.