Video of the day: Watch Chelsea beat Man United 1-0 in Mourinho’s first game as Blues’ boss

Video of the day: Watch Chelsea beat Man United 1-0 in Mourinho’s first game as Blues’ boss

On this day in 2004, Chelsea got their 13th consecutive season in the Premier League underway with a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge courtesy of a 15th-minute strike from Eidur Gudjohnsen in what was Jose Mourinho’s first competitive game in charge of the Blues.⁣

 

The game also served as the Chelsea debut for Didier Drogba, Petr Čech, Paulo Ferreira, Mateja Kezman, and Ricardo Carvalho.⁣

Chelsea, backed by Roman Abramovich’s millions, would go on to win their first league title in 50 years, as well as the League Cup, in a season that saw them win the most away games in a season (15), keep the most clean sheets in a season (25), concede the fewest away goals in a season (9), secure the most wins in a season (29), and concede the fewest goals in a season (15).⁣

Of the 15 goals conceded by Chelsea all through the season, 6 were from the penalty spot, one own goal and one deflection. In other words, they conceded just seven goals from open play in 38 matches.

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