EPL: Return of the king

EPL: Return of the king
Chelsea football manager Jose Mourinho gestures to his players during an exhibition match.

The restoration is complete.

The King has claimed back his throne.

For the first time since the short-lived Carlo Ancelotti era, Chelsea have their swagger back.

On his return to the Premier League, Jose Mourinho (above) presided over a comfortable victory, though he will know that this should have been a rout.

For 25 minutes, it seemed that Hull City were sacrifices at a celebratory feast held to welcome back the self-appointed Special One.

The Blues should have taken the lead after just five minutes.

Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor bafflingly elected to sucker punch Fernando Torres in the side of the head to give away a penalty, but he fulfilled the dreams of millions of Liverpool fans in the process.

Fortunately, McGregor managed to save Frank Lampard's spot-kick.

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