It is never over until the final whistle has blown on the last day of the season – or it is mathematically impossible for your rivals to catch you. That is rule number one for teams chasing a league title – and Jose Mourinho is a bigger expert than most.
He will know his Chelsea side still have a way to go yet before they can claim to be Champions, but after securing his first ever win away at Aston Villa in the league and leaving it until the dying embers to beat Everton at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are looking good.
Suspensions and injuries have hampered them – but not caused any points to be dropped and in a crucial month, here are five reasons we think Mourinho and his men will look back on this period and see it as a decisive one in their season.
Click on Jose Mourinho to see five reasons we think Chelsea could well look back on the last five days and feel they secured the Premier League.
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