Mourinho highlights key difference between Chelsea today and the 04/05 title winners

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Jose Mourinho believes his team are more inexperienced than the Chelsea side during his first reign.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes his current crop of stars have a long way to go before they can match his first title winning side back in 2005.

The Portuguese coach first joined the Blues in the summer of 2004 and instantly became a Stamford Bridge idol after guiding the club to their first top flight title in 50 years.

That season the Blues accumulated a record 95 points and conceded a mere 15 goals as they utterly dominated their rivals and romped home to the title with ease.

Fast forward ten years and Mourinho is back in charge in West London and familiarly at the top of the table following a blistering start to the season.

Undefeated in nine league matches including seven wins, there have been comparisons already made to that of the 2004/05 side yet Mourinho feels there is one key difference between the sides.

“It [2004] was a team with almost all finished products, top players,” he said, quoted by Chelsea.com. “This team is giving me more work to bring them to that level because finished products are one thing and people with great talent is another thing.”

“In terms of objectives, the numbers and results, we are where we want to be: first in our Champions League group, first in the Premier League and in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup. In terms of performances and quality, no team is perfect but I’m happy with what we are doing and where we are.”

Jose Mourinho followed up his 2004/05 success with another title the following season, claiming 91 points as they finished eight points clear of rivals Manchester United in second place.

That would be the former Real Madrid coach’s last title at Stamford Bridge though that it would take a brave man to bet against him adding to his Premier League winner’s medal collection this campaign.

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