Chelsea FC most attacking managers
Chelsea FC most attacking managers? Here we take a look at the most attack-minded Chelsea managers. Which Blues managers have created the best attacking style of football? Which Chelsea managers have created the most amount of goals? Well find out below with our Chelsea FC most attacking managers.
Which Chelsea managers have created the most offensive, attacking style of football? There have been many managers in the last decade or so since Roman Abramovich took over. The Russian owner has been ruthless when it comes to sacking managers. It is also a widely know fact that the Russian billionaire has always wanted attacking style of football. Ironically enough, he has hired Jose Mourinho twice- a manager known for his defensive mentality. And he hired Antonio Conte who is also quite defensive.
So, which managers at Chelsea have been more attacking? Well here we will look at the Top six Chelsea FC most attacking managers.
Top six Chelsea FC most attacking managers
6. Ruud Gullit- 1.89 goals per game
Ruud Gullit is the fifth most Chelsea FC attacking manager. The Dutchman, who also used to play for the club, managed an average of 1.89 goals per game as manager. Ruud Gullit managed Chelsea from 1996 to 1998. In the process, he oversaw Chelsea scoring 157 goals in 87 games. That’s quite a goal return! The Dutch were known for their “total football” philosophy. This meant that every player could cover different areas of the pitch instead of just one.
5. Guus Hiddink-1.92 goals per game
Guus Hiddink has managed Chelsea on two occasions. Surprisingly, his second spell at the club, in 2015/16 saw a decent return of goals.
Hiddink took over from Mourinho in that dreadful 2015/16 season as Chelsea were languishing in the bottom part of the table. Hiddink came in as interim/ caretaker manager and managed to turn their season around. While Chelsea drew a lot of games when Hiddink came in, somehow they scored a lot. In 52 games they scored 27 goals. That’s 1.92 goals per game- almost 2 goals a game!
Hiddink has once again been linked to a job back at Stamford Bridge with rumors of Conte leaving next season.
4. Antonio Conte- 2.03 goals per game (so far)
Current Chelsea manager Antonio Conte had a dream first season for Chelsea FC. He managed to take a team that had finished 10th in the previous season, and won the Premier League in 2016/17. In the process, Chelsea scored a lot of goals with former striker Diego Costa in the form of his life.
However, Conte has not had a good 2017/18 season and the Blues find themselves in fifth position with only a few games to go. It seems as though Conte may be leaving next season too.
But despite the poor season, Conte still has a very respectable goal return as Chelsea manager. The Italian has managed to have a 2.03 goals per game ratio. This is despite Diego Costa leaving ad Alvaro Morata not scoring nearly as many goals.
Conte has a reputation as a defensive-minded coach as well, so it’s interesting that he has the third best goal return out of all the managers at Chelsea.
3. Rafael Benitez- 2.06 goals per game
When Rafael Benitex first came to Stamford Bridge a lot of Chelsea fans were against it. Benitez had managed Liverpool for years prior, and Chelsea fans did not like Benitez. But he soon won many fans over after winning the Europa League. Some say Roman Abramovich only hired him in the hope that Benitez could get the struggling Fernando Torres to start scoring, whom he managed at Liverpool.
While Benitez didn’t last long- Chelsea still scored a very decent 2.06 goals per game ratio. For a manger who had a reputation as a defensive-minded coach, that was some goal return. Benitez managed Chelsea From November 2012 to May 2013. In the process, Chelsea scored 99 goals in 48 games.
2. Carlo Ancelotti- 2.21 goals per game
I don’t think many Chelsea fans will be surprised by this one. Carlo “The Don” Ancelotti was one of the most successful Chelsea managers. The Italian was also known for his attacking style of play at Chelsea. The Blues scored an incredible 241 goals in 109 games- 2.21 goals per game!
Ancelotti was well liked at Chelsea and the football they played under him from 2009 to 2011 was scintillating. Players such as Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba couldn’t stop scoring goals. It’s a common gripe among Chelsea fans that Roman Abramovich sacked him. The Italian had won the double for Chelsea in his first season (FA Cup and Premier League). But in the second, they finished runners up to Manchester United and for this, Ancelotti was sacked.
Chelsea have not had as much of an attacking style manager ever since Ancelotti. But he has been liked with a return to Stamford Bridge as manager if Conte goes. Let’s hope and see.
1. John Tait Robertson- 2.33 goals per game
John Tait Robertson was the first Chelsea player-manager in their first ever season. He took charge of Chelsea from 1905 to 1906 and scored the first ever goal for Chelsea in their debut season.
The player-manager oversaw Chelsea scoring 126 goals in 54 games. That’s an astonishing record of 2.33 goals per game as manger at Chelsea.