Love or hate him, it can’t be denied that Jose Mourinho knows what he’s doing. His first season back at Stamford Bridge was transitional, moving on and moving out the expensive talent he had (Mata, Luiz, Lampard, Cole) for the expensive talent he actually wanted. Chelsea now looks more like the archetypal Mourinho team: robust, flinty and built for the long haul. A major element of the plan was reassembling Atletico Madrid out at Stamford Bridge: striker Diego Costa, goalie Thibaut Courtois and fullback Filipe Luis were key players on what was perhaps the best team in Europe last season, and Mou added another dash of Spain in bringing Cesc Fabregas back to England. Chelsea’s midfield is beyond loaded, especially considering the continued emergence of the likes of Andre Schurrle (above le), who was superb in Germany’s World Cup-winning campaign.