Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino said that Arsenal would have won the English Premier League had Blues manager Jose Mourinho been their boss last season, after the Portuguese head coach’s Stamford Bridge side eased to their fourth Premier League title by eight points, while the Gunners finished 12 points behind in third.
“I believe that if Mourinho was manager of Arsenal, he’d have won the league. Likewise with Man City. That’s the quality he brings,” the former Republic of Ireland international told Sky Sports News.
“John Terry said Petr Cech is worth 15 points. Maybe so. Mourinho is worth more than that to Chelsea.
“We saw two Chelsea sides in the season. We saw a very entertaining one and then, when it got tight, they became tight and didn’t give too much away. That’s to do with the manager.
“How did they win the league? By being tactically brilliant. It’s no coincidence that in the last two years none of their major rivals have been able to beat them.
“That’s a massive disadvantage for them; he’s hurting every one of his rivals every time they play.”