The Red Devils may not have broken the record haul of 95 points set by Mourinho's Chelsea in 2006, but there is no doubting they were England's superior team last term, as the league table ultimately confirmed.
But if head-to-head clashes were a true barometer of who the strongest outfit is or was over a season, Chelsea would have a credible case to declare their superiority over United.
The Blues faced their Premier League foe five times last term—twice in the league and FA Cup and once in the Capital One Cup—defeating them on three occasions, losing just once.
Those results were impressive enough, but that they came amid the upheaval of managerial changes, fixture congestion and a team in a state of flux as Chelsea's prolonged period of transition took hold, only adds to the achievement.
So, now a year older, wiser and more experienced, how do the Blues compare to United right now? Bleacher Report looks at five areas where Chelsea can claim to be looking stronger than David Moyes' Manchester United for 2013-14.