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Villas-Boas To Face His Mentor

Premier League fans are in for a treat. Chelsea are going to face Tottenham on Saturday in what is going to be one of the most interesting confrontations of the season. Jose Mourinho will face his former staff member, Andre Villas-Boas in an attempt to surpass Tottenham who are two points ahead in the Premier League standings. The two managers worked together for almost a decade in which they lead teams like Porto, Inter Milan and Chelsea to some important victories and trophies.

Villas-Boas and Mourinho went their separate ways after 7 years spent together. They are now two of the best managers in the world and seeing the way they will approach this particular fixture is going to be very exciting.

According to SkySports, Villas-Boas spoke very highly of his time spent close to Mourinho. Together they managed to win the Champions League and even if the break between them was unpleasant especially for Tottenham’s current manager, it led to him going down the right road. Because Mou refused to promote Villas-Boas he decided to take on a coaching career which turned out to be one of the best decisions of his life. For that and for all of what he learned from “The Special One”, the Portuguese manager characterized his period spent close to his compatriot as “outstanding”.

Even so, Villas-Boas also declared that he is no longer a friend to Chelsea’s manager and that his team will do all they can to get an even bigger advantage in front of the Blues who are their immediate rivals to winning the Premier League title.

Chelsea will not have it easy at White Hart Lane as Spurs made some huge investments over the summer and seem to be in great form. On the other hand, the Blues lost two of their most important players against Swindon and are having a tough time finding their form and their team consistency. Mourinho recently admitted that he is not yet certain of what the first team should look like. Spurs are definitely a team to fear especially because it was clear that Villas-Boas is more than determined to show his ex-boss how much things have changed.

 

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