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Did Phil Parkinson and Bradford City break Jose Mourinho?

A colleague of mine is a Chelsea season ticket holder and he just mentioned that last night’s atmosphere at Stamford Bridge had sent a clear message of support for their Special One.

I jokingly suggested that their woes date from the afternoon of January 24th, the day Bradford City turned 2-0 into 2-4. And we wondered what the data said. So I went to Soccerbase and had a quick look.

Since Jose Mourinho returned to Chelsea they’ve played 129 times and he’s won 76 of them. That’s a very healthy 59%.

59 of those victories came in the 90 games before hosting Bradford City. That’s 66%; two wins for every three games Chelsea played.

But following that defeat in the FA Cup his side has failed to win 22 out of 39. After coming face to face with Phil Parkinson, Jose has won only 44% of the time.

The facts speak for themselves.

Update 17th December 2015

It took seven more games for mutual consent to see Jose Mourinho’s second spell at Chelsea to come to an end.

In those six weeks he won 3, drew 1 and lost 3, knocking a further percentage point off his post-Bradford City win record.

Before Phil Parkinson outsmarted him The Special One’s side had lost just 13 times in  90 games. His final game, the 2-1 defeat at Leicester City, was his 13th defeat since his humbling at the feet of Stead, Morais, Halliday and Yeates.

Results over 90 minutes Played Won Drawn Lost
Before FA Cup Defeat to bradford city 90 59 (66%) 18 (20%) 13 (14%)
Post FA Cup defeat to Bradford City 46 20 (43%) 13 (28%) 13 (28%)
Overall 136 79 (58%) 31 (23%) 26 (19%)

The data I used, sourced from Soccerbase.