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Jose Mourinho sacked: The stats behind his time at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho  the manager of Chelsea
Image: Jose Mourinho first joined Chelsea in 2004

After Jose Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea on Thursday, we take a look at the stats behind his time in the Premier League.

Mourinho leaves Chelsea 16th in the table after a dismal start to the season that has seen them lose nine matches and pick up just 15 points.

Here's a look at some of the figures behind his second spell at Stamford Bridge…

Percentage play

During his first spell with Chelsea from 2004-2007, Mourinho's win percentage was 70.8 at an average of 2.33 points per game. It was the best win percentage of any Chelsea manager in the Premier League aside from Guus Hiddink.

However, things did not go so well second time around.

His win percentage was 59.8, lower than Carlo Ancelotti and Avram Grant, and his side averaged two points per game. He also suffered 18 defeats over the two-and-a-half year spell, more than any other Chelsea manager dating back to Claudio Ranieri in 2004.

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Image: Jose Mourinho's record over his two spells at Chelsea

Pointing out the positive

Results this season might have been bad, but Mourinho still holds the best points-per-game average of any Premier League manager.

He averages 2.19 with a win percentage of 66, putting him above Sir Alex Ferguson (2.16 points per game), Manuel Pellegrini (2.14 points per game) and Ancelotti (2.07 points per game).

Mourinho's record at Chelsea (all competitions)

Played Won Draw Lost Win percentage
2004/05 59 42 11 6 71.19
2005/06 54 37 9 8 68.52
2006/07 64 42 16 6 65.62
2007/08 8 3 4 1 37.5
2013/14 57 35 10 12 61.4
2014/15 54 36 14 4 66.67
2015/16 25 9 5 11 36


With 16 games of the season gone, Chelsea have made the worst-ever start to a defence of a Premier League title.

They have lost more games than any other defending champion at this stage of the season, have a worse goal difference and have conceded more goals than any other side apart from Manchester United in 2001/02.

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Bad start

With nine defeats and just 15 points this is Chelsea's worst start to a season since 1961/62, when they were relegated.

Only five times in their history have the Blues lost more games at this stage of the campaign.

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Mourinho's weakness

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Losses mount up

This season has been historically bad for both Chelsea and Mourinho, who had never before lost more than six games in an entire league season.

Those six losses came at Chelsea in 2013/14 while in 2001/02, 2005/06 and 2012/13 he lost five games over the course of the campaign.

Dejected Chelsea players look on after defeat to Leicester
Image: Chelsea's latest defeat was against Leicester on Monday

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