Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that his Chelsea side were the most attacking champions of the last three seasons, playing more offensive football than Antonio Conte’s side last term.
The former Blues boss won the title in the 2014-15 season before being sacked seven months later with his side stuck in mid-table.
Speaking to The Times, Mourinho said: “For me, let’s be honest and objective.
“The last three Premier League champions — Chelsea with Mourinho, Leicester with [Claudio] Ranieri, Chelsea with [Antonio] Conte — which of these teams was the most offensive one? Which played more quality football?
“It was mine. But nobody says.”
While Conte’s team did benefit from a more patient, counter-attacking style as opposed to Mourinho’s more dominating football, the Italian’s side scored more goals (85) on their way to the title than the winners of two years previous (73) under the Portuguese.
The two managers have clashed at times since the former Italy boss arrived in the Premier League and, ahead of this season, Conte aimed a dig at his Old Trafford counterpart stating he wanted to avoid the ‘bad season with Mourinho’ which his players had experienced in 2015-16.