Gunners boss Arsène Wenger has gone on the record to say that Premier League rivals Chelsea are unbeatable this season. According to The Guardian, the Frenchman admitted that the Blues have ‘no serious contenders’.
When asked why Chelsea is top of the table, Wenger was quoted saying, “There is no obvious reason. They had a good start, and we have gone through that [in the past], as long as you don’t lose, you don’t question yourself, there is a little bit extra spirit in the team that, when it is tight, gets them through.”
Jose ‘The Special One’ Mourinho has won the Barclay’s Premier League with Chelsea twice. His side is currently four points ahead of second-placed Southampton.
Chelsea’s success can be largely attributed to a killer line-up which sees Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and Oscar upfront. Defensively, Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Gary Cahill, César Azpilicueta and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois have been impenetrable. They also benefit from strength in depth, with a talented bench at hand in every match. Chelsea’s unbeaten record wasn’t affected by Costa’s recent injury. He returned to form in his second game after his recovery and scored a sensational goal against Liverpool to seal victory for the Blues.
Wenger went on to add that, “At the moment Chelsea are on course for 100 points this season. If you look at the number of points they have, if they keep that up nobody will catch them, that’s for sure. There doesn’t look to be anybody capable to challenge them at the moment.”
The 65-year-old was speaking from experience. In 2003-4, Wenger led Arsenal to an unbeaten Premier League title win featuring legends Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Freddie Llungberg and Dennis Bergkamp. That side became known as ‘The Invincibles’, and it looks likely that Chelsea could steal that title if they keep up their current form.