Cahill is confident the returning manager has what it takes to bring back success.
Key Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has expressed the opinion that with Jose Mourinho back in charge at Stamford Bridge, the Blues can win the Premier League title once again.
The club haven’t lifted the trophy since 2010 and from the three occasions that the west London side have won the title, twice it was under the guidance of Mourinho.
The 50-year-old returned to the Chelsea hot seat this summer following six years away from the Bridge with Inter Milan and Real Madrid and Cahill believes the Portuguese boss will be the catalyst for success.
“When you play for Chelsea you’re expected to challenge for the league,” the England international told the Sun.
“I think it’s certainly harder than it was maybe six, seven years ago.
“There are so many teams that look strong and are really pushing for the league.
“But with the squad we’ve got, there’s no reason that we shouldn’t as well.
“It’s exciting [having Mourinho back in charge]. It’s clearly given the club and the players a big lift.”
The Blues enjoyed the most successful period in the club’s history when the two-time Champions League winning boss was there between 2004 and 2007.
During those three years Mourinho guided the side to two Premier League titles, an FA Cup triumph and two League Cup wins.
Since the former Porto manager left the Bridge no fewer than seven different people have been in charge at Chelsea, with Carlo Ancelotti the most successful when winning the league and cup double in 2010.