Jose Mourinho has never made any claims about his teams playing ‘attractive and attacking football’. Winning is all that matters to the Portuguese.
Despite the abundance of attacking talent at his disposal, Mourinho deployed a defensive style at Chelsea last season and the former Real Madrid coach is unlikely to deviate from that approach in 2014-15.
The former Porto and Inter Milan boss's style of play may not appease the football purists, but it has certainly been a key reason why Filipe Luis has joined the Blues.
The 28-year-old defender was part of an Atletico Madrid side that conceded just 26 goals in La Liga last season without compromising their attacking instincts.
Under coach Diego Simeone, the Madrid outfit won the league for the first time since 1996, and Luis believes that that having played in a defensively strong side, he will be able to adapt to Mourinho’s style with ease.
‘Yes, we also had the best defensive record at Atletico and that’s one of the reasons why I believe this team is perfect for me’, the Brazil international left-back told Chelsea’s official website.
Luis will replace the departed Ashley Cole at left-back and is likely to prove an able successor to the former England international, who is now at Roma.
Interestingly, the former Figueirense star actually made his name in Spain for his attacking prowess while at Deportivo La Coruna.
However, at Chelsea, Luis will have to be defensively very strong, which he will. After all, Mourinho’s Chelsea have not paid Atletico £16 million for nothing.