Sitting 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, Antonio Conte's Chelsea are an entirely different beast from Mourinho's 2016 stragglers, but, if Real Madrid have their way there could be some disruption to the smooth running at Stamford Bridge.
Despite an attack that includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema, Real have set their sights on Chelsea's star man Eden Hazard, along with his club and Belgium national teammate Thibaut Courtois, hoping that a deal for both can be reached in the summer.
As reported by the Guardian, Real are willing to include Spanish striker Álvaro Morata as part of the bargain, a player who Conte signed for Juventus when he was manager there.
With Chelsea looking like a dead certainty to win the league, Hazard might choose to go out on top, having told the Guardian last November that he would only move after securing the title. "If I ever leave, it'll be after winning a championship," he said. "You need to go out on a high so that people remember you for the right reasons."
Real are also looking to replace Keylor Navas in goal, with Chelsea's 24-year-old Courtois rumoured to be top of the their list, even though he spent three seasons on loan at crosstown rivals Atletico Madrid.
Asked earlier in the week about the Madrid rumours and his contract, which is set to expire in 2019, he said: "I don't see myself at Real Madrid, I see myself at Chelsea, the club that six years ago saw me playing in Belgium and gave me the opportunity to sign for them.
"We will see at the end of the season if they offer me something. For the time being, there has not been an offer. I'm happy in London and I'm delighted with the success we are having this season."
Hazard and Courtois would be a loss for sure, but as long as they keep Kante they'll be fine.