Other than the win itself, the best thing that happened in today's Champions League match was the amazing support for our embattled manager. Starting before kick-off and continuing through the match, chants of "Jose Mourinho, Jose Mourinho" and "Stand up for The Special One" cascaded down the stands, from the Matthew Harding to the Shed and back.
And with the three points in the bag, we can fully revel in these moments.
Jose shows his appreciation to the @ChelseaFC faithful, as applause echoes around Stamford Bridge. #UCL https://t.co/41usVNpG2D— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) November 4, 2015
One of us.
Special One #OneOfUs #Mourinho #CFC pic.twitter.com/S45BA7ihSh— CFCVID (@CFCvid) November 4, 2015
Lovely scenes, greatly appreciated by all, including the manager himself.
"What they did for me it's not normal. I don't know whether they don't read newspapers, don't listen to tv pundits or commentators, or if they have big hearts. Or if they recognise I am a good professional and have brought great moments to the club. But it's not normal, such a support. Not just after a bad run but mentally... what people read, listen, see on tv."
"I don't know how to thank them. The only thing I can say, until my last day here - whether that is 40 years, 10 years, five years - until my last day I will give them everything."
-Jose Mourinho; source: Independent
A nice, long run of wins would be thank you enough, Jose.