After Arsenal lost to Chelsea on Sunday, despite a much more spirited performance from us, it meant that the Blues had dropped just two points, in a tough away game at Man City, from their opening seven games in the Premier League season. It also prompted Jamie Redknapp, as reported by Metro, to suggest that this Chelsea side were looking like the famous Arsenal team of 2003/04, dubbed the invincibles because of the amazing feat of completing a season with out a single league defeat.
But before the clash at Stamford Bridge, Jose Mourinho had dismissed the possibility in a Sky Sports report, claiming that it was never going to happen again, while also suggesting that this is because the Premier League is more competitive these days and so belittling what that Arsenal team at the same time.
The Chelsea boss said, “It’s something that happened once in a lifetime. I don’t see, in modern football with the competitiveness of this Premier League, one team being champion without a defeat.
“That will stay in the history as the second and the last time.
“(That is) my opinion, but we don’t know.”
Do not believe the Portuguese poseur for one second Gooners. That is exactly what he wants from his Chelsea side this season. Why did he mention it if it was not on his mind? All he is doing is the same as last season, with the talk of his `little horse` team having no chance against the might of Man City. Then if they had not crumbled at the end, he would have said their title win was some sort of miracle.
By the way, when he says the second time, again trying to make our feat look less special, it is because Preston North End did the same in the first ever football league season back in 1888/89 when they played just 22 games.
Do you really believe that the big head that is Mourinho does not think he can emulate Wenger’s achievement, or that he would do anything to do so? Let’s hope that someone beats Chelsea before then, but if not then their visit to the Emirates at the end of April is going to be all out war. Surely they can’t do it can they?