The 2013/14 Chelsea season review DVD is on sale now and, along with every goal, includes an exclusive interview with Jose Mourinho.
Blue Through and Through can be bought online or at our Stamford Bridge and Kingston stores now. Contained in the two hours of footage are highlights from every Chelsea game last season as well as our Under-21 Premier League play-off win against Manchester United.
There is also a special interview with Mourinho in which our manager reflects on his first season back in west London and looks ahead to the next campaign, one he hopes will end with Chelsea top of the pile.
Before that though Mourinho speaks of the ‘big emotion’ he felt before he took his seat ahead of our opening day victory against Hull at the Bridge.
That win was followed by many more over the next nine months, with Mourinho recalling notable away successes at Manchester City and Liverpool, the dramatic second leg of our Champions League tie with PSG and the 6-0 demolition of Arsenal.
‘We had that efficiency where every chance was a goal,’ says the manager of our biggest ever win against our north London rivals, every goal of which you can relive again and again on the DVD.
‘I know it was a historic result. That one stays for a long time. The three points were important, especially at that stage because Arsenal were so close to us, but at the same time when you get this kind of result in a London derby it means a bit more to the fans.
‘One day we have to lose [against Arsenal], and when that day comes maybe people will forget what happened before. The reality is in this moment we have never lost against them [with Mourinho in charge] in more than a dozen matches and we have always had good results. Whatever happens or doesn’t happen, this 6-0 is something the supporters will not forget easily, and at the end of the day we play for them.’
Among the goalscorers on that glorious day in SW6 was Eden Hazard. Our brilliant Belgian and new no.10 was voted the Chelsea Player of the Year at the campaign’s end, and his attacking verve lights up the DVD throughout. Mourinho explains what made the winger’s year such a special one.
‘I understand this beauty and these magic moments he brings to the game are what the fans enjoy the most,’ he assessed.
‘Obviously the fans enjoy and respect people like Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta, John Terry – people that are so stable during the season and do an incredible job for the team – but people like Eden bring the magic and win matches in one action. They have the flair and the artist’s touch of the football.
‘At the same time, he was not just that. He had a big evolution and he scored more goals than before. His work-rate for the team improved a lot too, so for a player like him he deserved it and the fact he was recognised by the fans gives him for sure more appetite for the next season to be even better.’
An enthralling season finished with Chelsea in third place in the Premier League, four points behind winners Manchester City, while a dramatic Champions League venture ended at the semi-final stage.
Mourinho promises his side will build on the progress they made last term and reach the levels of achievement his former charges did during his first spell as our manager.
‘Next season will be very, very difficult, even more so. I know Chelsea will be better, but maybe the other teams will be better too, so it will again be the kind of league where you don’t know if you’re going to finish first or finish sixth. In this moment I have to think and feel and say we want to finish first.
‘I enjoy this club, I like the club, and I like the league. I love the way people live football in this country. I was a little part of the process that made Chelsea a force in the last decade, and I come back with the dream to try to be a little part again of the next decade.
‘After 10 years of titles and great moments, this is a moment to rebuild again, because teams don’t last for ever. Clubs yes, but not the teams. In the same club you have to build another team.
‘That’s what we are doing, and for sure the results will come.’
– Click on Online Megastore to order the ‘Blue Through and Through’ DVD now.