Numerous have won the Premier League title subsequent to without regularly debilitating to match the Gunners’ remarkable accomplishment. Some have gone further down the way than others yet all have faltered well before the completion line and, with each disappointment, the inquiry reverberates ever louder: Will it ever be carried out again?
“It’s something that happened unique,” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho told correspondents prior in October when asked whether his team are fit. “I don’t see, in cutting edge football with the aggressiveness of this Premier League, one team being champion without a defeat.”
Mourinho is regularly insincere with the media however, given the way that he never typically passes up an opportunity to upstage or mortify Wenger, there is no motivation to accept that he was something besides genuine in his answer.
Much after agreeably holding off Arsenal on Saturday to make it six wins and a draw from seven matches, Chelsea still have 31 games left to explore. Top of the need rundown is winning the Premier League shockingly since 2010, closely emulated by the possibility of Mourinho’s 3rd Champions League triumph.
For football curve logical thinker, staying unbeaten is a methods and not an end. Trophies are the most certain assurance of a place in history and both Chelsea and their administrator stay goal on swelling their accumulations.
Not that it is outlandish, obviously. This Chelsea side have at any rate to the extent that their support as any Premier League leader in the course of recent years: the structure striker in world football, a midfield blasting with force and inventiveness, a settled guard which can even now enhance, two world-class goalkeepers and considerable profundity in many positions.
They have additionally officially come back from the home of the champions with a merited point and vindicated one of the last season’s 6 defeats at Goodison Park in determined style. Saturday’s excursion to Crystal Palace offers a comparable open door.
Mourinho, in any case, has been here in the recent past. In 2004-05 his Chelsea side won six and drew two of their opening eight matches on the best approach to winning a first league title in 50 years with a record points add up to however then saw their record flawed by a presheik Mansour City on this day 10 years back.
The following season, the Blues opened their title resistance with nine straight triumphs yet tasted defeat to Manchester United in the first week of November. Four of Chelsea’s next six Premier League matches are far from home – including treks to Old Trafford and Anfield – with Champions League and League Cup responsibilities sandwiched in the middle. In the event that Mourinho can make it to December with that zero still in the loss section, the likelihood might finally cross his psyche.
This perpetual spine – midfield couple Patrick Vieira and Gilberto Silva likewise made 29 begins – plainly upgraded the consistency of Wenger’s side in the Premier League, however it may well have helped the Gunners missing the mark at the business end of the cup competitions. Given his sharp longing to win the Champions League once more, Mourinho may have some extreme determination choices to make as the fixtures start to stuck up.