He isn’t Jose Mourinho, if he isn’t making and breaking records. Knowingly or unknowingly, he always manages to squeeze in to the stat race and lead it all the way.
Let’s have a look at his top 5 records at Chelsea:
1. Highest points in a single Premier League season.
He was a highly acclaimed in media, when Mourinho announced himself as ‘The Special One’, on his arrival in 2004. It just took him a single season to prove his words. He won the 2004-05 season (Chelsea’s first league title in 50 years) with a record 95 points with 3 match-days to spare.
And that wasn’t all, he also managed to grab 91 points in the season to follow, which apparently is the second highest score in the same record list. After all this you can say Jose has both gold and silver medals of the same race.
2. Least number of goals conceded in a season.
Well! It’s no secret that Mourinho lays his team foundation on a solid defence, and he proved it in his very first season in charge of the club, when the mighty Blues conceded only 15 goals in 38 league match days. Well, breach that!
3. The highest number of home league games unbeaten at home.
I guess this is the stat most of our readers are aware of. Jose remained unbeaten at the bridge while his first stint at Chelsea and after a streak of 77 unbeaten home games under his belt, Jose was defeated by the hands of an unlikely Gus Poyet’s team in a 3rd party affair.
Here’s Jose’s complete home record:
Goals for: 207
Goals against: 52
Win % : 76.8
The bridge is our holy fortress, for a reason.
4. Highest number of League points by a manager after 200 games.
Jose has gained a whooping 456 points League points in 201 league games at Chelsea, in doing so Jose also holds the record of reaching the 400 points mark with the least number of games (173).
Closest to Jose’s record is Alex Ferguson who had 416 points at his 200th game mark.
5. First manager in the world football history to sell players for over €150 million and still win the league.
Money club? Isn’t that what we are supposed to be? Haters? Well, facts say something else.
When Jose arrived at Chelsea for his second spell in charge, he off loaded Juan Mata, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and who would forget the world record transfer fee for a defender, David Luiz.
He was criticized heavily by the media but then typical Jose, he silenced all his critics in style by winning the League in the 2014-15, exactly after a decade when he had done the same in the 2004-05 season.
Notable Mention – The stats 1, 2 and 3 are world records for which Jose has received merit certificates from the Guinness world records recently!
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Edited By: Harshal Ahire
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