Cahill is quick to heap praise on the Portuguese coach.
In the most highly anticipated fixture of the Premier League weekend Chelsea overcame the odds to beat Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night.
A goal from Branislav Ivanovic was enough to gift the Blues a 0-1 victory and defender Gary Cahill has praised manager Jose Mourinho after the triumph.
“I feel the club obviously is a massive club. And when you’ve got a massive club, with massive players, and you add a massive manager – I think it combines really well,” Cahill was quoted by the Sun.
“He knows how to manage – not necessarily egos – but big players, and everything else that comes with it.
“It’s working well. And at the minute we’re playing well.”
The win for the west London side puts them level with City and just two points away from leaders Arsenal after 24 matches.
Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge last summer noticeably lifted the club and they are looking like seriously winning the title for the first time since 2010.
The side are now unbeaten from away trips to the Citizens, Manchester United and the Gunners this season and are high on confidence.
The 51-year-old boss has re-instilled the defensive strength that the team had the last time the Portuguese coach was in charge between 2004 and 2007.
They have the best record at the back in the league, with only 20 goals conceded in the English top tier in 2013/14 and Cahill and captain John Terry have formed a formidable partnership in central defence.
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