Chelsea looking as strong as Arsenal's Invincibles, says Redknapp

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp believes that Chelsea could emulate the Arsenal Invincibles squad of 2003-04.

Chelsea are yet to lose in the Premier League this season and after seven games they sit at the top of the table with 19 points and a +14 goal difference.

It is this form that has led many to draw comparisons with the fantastic Arsenal squad of the 2003-04, who went the whole season without losing a single match in the league.

Redknapp, who played against the Invincibles whilst at Tottenham Hotspur, believes that Chelsea's current squad is arguably as strong as Arsene Wenger's was 10 years ago.

He wrote in his Daily Mail column: “The best side I ever faced were Arsenal’s Invincibles. They had quality all over the pitch, they were powerful and they hardly had any weaknesses. Now Chelsea are starting to look just as strong.

“I don’t know if Jose Mourinho’s team can go unbeaten, but when you look through the squad they have so many options in every position.

“If you want a war with them, they are up for the fight. If they want to open up the game, they’ve got the pace and skill of Eden Hazard and his midfield mates. And if they want to sit and play on the counter, they’ve got the speed and power of Diego Costa.”

After seven league games at the start of the 2003-04 season, Arsenal had accumulated 17 points, which is two fewer than what Chelsea currently have at the moment.

The Invincibles had also only scored 14, whereas Chelsea have scored 21. Wenger's side did have a marginally better defensive record, though, conceding only five goals in comparison to Chelsea's seven.

It's probably a little too early to start claiming that Jose Mourinho's current squad could do an unbeaten season, but initial comparisons do suggest that they posses both the attacking and defender power to get it done.

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