Three reasons why Chelsea will win the Premier League
Chelsea, odds-on at 4/9 to win the Premier League this season will win the Premier League this season and we here at Coral are going to tell you five reasons.
He missed out last year, and that will have made him even more determined. The Portuguese coach has done it before and knows how to win it, and former adversary Sir Alex Ferguson recently lavished praise on the Special One.
“It is unfair really. He’s good looking, he’s got that sort of George Clooney bit in his hair now,” Ferguson said. “But I think he is a great example, he can speak five languages or whatever he can.
“Then he goes and manages a small team in Portugal, then goes to Porto and wins the league, wins the Uefa Cup, wins the European Cup, goes to Chelsea and wins the league. Goes to Inter Milan.
“That is an example to anyone who wants to do well, you shouldn’t let the barriers get in your way if you want to get there.’
“He (Mourinho) has got a determination, he wants to be a coach,” Ferguson added. “He never played the game, by the way – you tell me how many presidents would give a manager a job who has never played the game? None. But he has done it,” he continued.
“He goes and becomes an interpreter for Bobby Robson, follows him to Barcelona, works under Louis Van Gaal; he is learning all the time.”
The Brazilian-born Spain striker has been one of the main differences to Chelsea this season and is currently just two off the pace in the top scorer charts, with Sergio Aguero leading the way on 14. He is what the Blues missed last term and it showed within the first three games of this campaign.
If the Premier League title is to return to west London, Costa needs to be on top off his game all season, and with Eden Hazard, Oscar and Cesc Fabregas supplying him, he can fire Chelsea to silverware.
January transfer window
Mourinho has said he is not going to spend, though he said this last year and subsequently signed Nemanja Matic, Kurt Zouma and Mohamed Salah. With rivals for the title, Manchester City having to adhere to Financial Fair Play regulations, Mourinho may spy an opportunity to take advantage and strengthen his already talented squad even more.