Whilst Arsenal ended their nine-year trophy drought with the 3-2 FA Cup final win over Hull City, the minor dry spell for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho continued upon his return to Stamford Bridge. 'The Special One', as he famously labelled himself in 2004, went without any silverware in his last season at Real Madrid, and having lost their stranglehold on Premier League top spot and failed in the Champions League semi-final against Atletico, Chelsea went trophyless last season.
With the new season on the horizon, Chelsea have splashed out on Atletico Madrid duo and Filipe Luis and Diego Costa, whilst Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas and former Blues legend Didier Drogba also arrived back in London, taking Chelsea's spending to around £80m.
Though Chelsea may be many people's title favourites, Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes that Mourinho is a shadow of the manager that was seen at Chelsea and Inter Milan, and that he now has questions to answer this season.
"Mourinho had something when he was first at Chelsea and then at Inter Milan but then he lost it a bit at Real Madrid," said Keown. "He was the ordinary one last season. I was surprised Chelsea did not win it last year. He will be under a bit of pressure this season and it will be interesting. Drogba could be past it and Diego Costa did not do a lot in the World Cup," the former centre back added.
The rivalry between Arsenal and Chelsea is as fierce as it's ever been given the war of words between Mourinho and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger last season, and Mourinho now needs to prove that his "expert in failure" jibe at the Frenchman wasn't a huge mistake.
The Gunners have already won one more trophy than Mourinho has since the Portuguese returned to England, and Mourinho could find himself under increasing pressure if he fails to win a trophy for a third successive season.