Chelsea manager José Mourinho made it 77 matches unbeaten at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday as he masterminded his side to a 3-0 victory over Stoke City.
His opposing manager on the day, Mark Hughes, is actually the only manager to have defeated the Chelsea boss on more than one occasion in England’s top flight.
Hughes’ two victories – one for Blackburn Rovers at the end of the 2005-06 season when Chelsea were already Premier League champions, and the second, for Stoke City back in December thanks to Oussama Assaidi last minute stunner, both came when Mourinho was sitting in the away team’s dugout.
José Mourinho’s record at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League is quite literally, second to none. Saturday’s victory was his 61st in 77 matches. Chelsea have scored 165 goals in those games, conceding only 37 and keeping a phenomenal 48 clean sheets. The full details are as follows:
With two home games left to play this season, versus Sunderland and Norwich City, Mourinho could go unbeaten for a fourth full season at Stamford Bridge.
José Mourinho does know what it’s like to lose at Stamford Bridge though. He has experienced it twice in his 21 home UEFA Champions League matches. His record is as follows:
The most recent of these defeats came in the opening group stage game of this season’s tournament when the Blues surprisingly went down 2-1 at the hands of Swiss Super League champions FC Basel.
Chelsea led that game 1-0 at half-time thanks to Oscar’s 45th minute strike. However, the Swiss side who were on top for most of the second half scored twice in the final 20 minutes to pull off a surprise victory. The scorer of the equaliser was Mohamed Salah who moved to Chelsea during the January transfer window and scored the opener at the weekend before winning the penalty from which Chelsea went 2-0 up and then laid off the pass to Willian who struck home their third.
José Mourinho’s first defeat at home in the Champions League as Chelsea manager came on 22 February 2006 when Frank Rijkaard’s Barcelona won 2-1 in the first leg of their round of 16 tie. The Blues hindered themselves when Asier Del Horno was sent off for a strong challenge on Lionel Messi after just 36 minutes at 0-0.
Although Chelsea took the lead, John Terry scored an own goal and Samuel Eto’o won the game late on. Barcelona held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou in the second leg to progress before going on to win the competition that season.
The Portuguese manager has still won 67% of his Champions League matches at Stamford Bridge and 50% of his overall matches with the Premier League side in Europe. José Mourinho’s overall record in the Champions League:
Chelsea host Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie. The Premier League side need to overturn a 3-1 deficit from the first leg in Paris if they’re to progress to the semi-finals of the competition.