The English Premier League is supposed to be the most exciting in the world – but there’s something a little too predictable about it all this season.
A decade ago, Arsenal won the title without losing a single game and was hailed as ‘invincible’ as it triumphed in 26 of its 38 fixtures.
Now, 10 years later, there is a feeling that a new generation of invincible players are ready to emerge – and they are wearing the blue of Chelsea. Another victory on Wednesday night, this time against Tottenham, took Chelsea’s unbeaten run to 14 league games and 21 in all competitions this season.
Jose Mourinho’s side sit six points clear at the top of the table ahead of Manchester City, the defending champions.
Ostensibly, this is a two-horse race with Manchester United and Arsenal already well off the pace and Liverpool enduring a dismal start to the campaign.
City, 4-1 winners at Sunderland courtesy of another couple of goals from the irrepressible Sergio Aguero, are still in the hunt, but there is something about this Chelsea side which makes it look so imperious.
Already through to the last-16 of the Champions League and the quarterfinal of the League Cup, Mourinho has downplayed his side’s chances of winning the quadruple before it enters the FA Cup in January.
While such an achievement would be a stupendous achievement, the immediate question of securing the league title appears slightly more realistic. A 3-0 victory over London rival Tottenham was achieved with minimum fuss and the usual efficiency as Chelsea recovered from the surprise of only managing a goalless draw at Sunderland last weekend.
“We played against a very good team and they showed that during some periods in the game,” a courteous Mourinho told journalists.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor