Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas played down his side’s chances of emulating the Arsenal Invincibles after being asked the question by the press following the Blues’ 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.
The Spanish international was a youth player during that famous 2003-04 season where the Gunners went the entire campaign unbeaten in the league, winning 26 and drawing 12.
Despite the North Londoners’ then-record 90 points being surpassed by the Blues the following season, no team in the Premier League has yet to emulate Arsene Wenger’s side by going the season unbeaten.
Could the Stamford Bridge outfit do it this season? On early season form, one could suggest that it’s a possibility.
Jose Mourinho’s side have won seven of their first eight games of the season in convincing style with their only points dropped being away at reigning champions Manchester City.
After the Blues extended their fine start thanks to goals from Oscar and Fabregas, the former Barcelona man was posed the question on Sky Sports whether his side feel invincible.
He responded: “No, this is a joke. I think there will be only one team who can do that - the Arsenal invincibles in 2003.
“I was part of it a little at the end and it was a different class team. I don’t think we are there yet but we are building up a very young and talented team and hopefully we can get into the final part of the season with options to win everything.”
Chelsea’s victory leaves the West Londoners five points clear at the top of the table ahead of second place Manchester City and a whopping 11 points clear of Arsenal.
Their next game in the league is a visit to Old Trafford and avoiding defeat against Manchester United could see the belief of remaining unbeaten start to grow.