Chelsea may be playing more like Arsenal but there is one way in which it will always differ while Roman Abramovich remains its owner.
Asked whether he would still be manager if he went seven years without winning a trophy like Gunners boss
"I think it's great that
"But they are two different kinds of models. I didn't say inferior. Just different."
Never mind seven years -
And that applies not just to results but performances after the way the Blues finally ended their long wait for European glory did not exactly see them feted as one of the greats.
"I know how hard we worked to get the result and how much effort we put into it. Everybody. And we've been repaid with the trophy."
Whether further success will follow has been hard to determine from nine games this season that has seen Chelsea storm to the top of the Premier League but found wanting in other competitions against far sterner opposition.
Saturday is arguably its biggest test yet.
"But it will be for Arsenal, too. We are a good team, too."
Saturday will see Chelsea come up against
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Rafael Benitez declared "job done" as he prepared for his final match as Chelsea manager.