Jose Mourinho has polarised the football industry in Britain.
There is one camp who laud him as a tactical mastermind for, in the space of a difficult week where the Blues had to tackle Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon and Liverpool at Anfield, keeping two successive sheets clean while there are others who claim his strategy on Sunday was akin to parking the bus and that it would have been no different to the footballing approach Sam Allardyce adopted when West Ham United frustrated Chelsea with a 0-0 tie in January.
The Portuguese cares not for his detractors. All he cares about are results and pleasing the Stamford Bridge side's supporters. This week, he has achieved both after holding Atleti to a 0-0 draw in Spain and defeating Liverpool 2-0 today.
"I know [Chelsea fans loved it], I know. Me too," he began when speaking to Chelsea TV in his post-match interview.
"I love as a Chelsea fan and I love as a Chelsea manager," he said, before adding: "As a Chelsea fan I love because the players put their hearts there and as a Chelsea manager, the way they performed, understood the game and played for each other - it was a brilliant performance."
Mourinho reserved special praise for debutant Tomas Kalas, a 20-year-old defender promoted from the club's youth teams.
"Kalas… it was a special day for him and he did a magnificent performance. We had fun before the game as [Frank] Lampard and [Ashley] Cole had their debut was against Brentford and Barnsley and Tommy said mine's Liverpool."