Melo admits he 'loves Chelsea' because of Jose Mourinho

Melo admits he ‘loves Chelsea’ because of Jose Mourinho [divider]

Galatasaray midfielder Felipe Melo has revealed that he likes Chelsea because of his admiration for Jose Mourinho.

“I love Chelsea because I’m a big fan of Jose Mourinho,” Melo told Sambafoot.

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Melo has never played in England or worked with the Chelsea boss in the past.

The 31-year-old joined Galatasaray on a permanent deal from Juventus worth £3 million last summer after playing the previous two seasons on loan at the Lions.

Melo won two Süper Lig titles, the Turkish Cup and the Turkish Super Cup twice since joining the Turkish giants.

The 31-year-old has a total of 17 goals and and 11 assists in 147 appearances in all competitions for the Lions since arriving from Juventus.

Melo has one goal in 24 appearances for the Lions in all competitions this season.

Chelsea are currently first in the Premier League on 56 points from 24 games – seven points ahead of second placed Manchester City.

Galatasaray are 3rd in the Süper Lig just two points behind leaders Beşiktaş.