Gary Cahill reveals how Chelsea respond to comparisons with Arsenal's Invincibles

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Gary Cahill has admitted that the Chelsea squad are laughing off comparisons with Arsenal’s Invincibles squad of 2003/04.

Cahill has been an important part of the Blues squad who have yet to lose a game in any competition this season, sitting four points clear at the top of the Premier League.

League success has been complimented with impressive runs in the League Cup - in which the West Londoners have reached the quarter-finals - and the Champions League - sitting atop their group after three games. Their on pitch performances have been lauded from all corners of the press, with many suggesting that the Blues could mirror Arsenal’s incredible feat from the 2003/04 season - and remain unbeaten for the 38-game league campaign.

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown - who played a small role in the 'Invincibles' success - called Jose Mourinho’s men one of the best sides in Premier League history, but 28-year-old Cahill has admitted that Chelsea are laughing off comparisons with the former Gunners side - with winning trophies more important than going unbeaten.

Speaking to Standard Sport, England international Cahill said: “Winning trophies rather than having an ‘Invincibles’ season is all that matters. When people talk about us going unbeaten, we’re just laughing it off at the moment.

“No one is talking about it in the dressing room. People outside are talking because we have started well but it’s not something the players discuss. That’s a good thing.”

Having yet to lose a game, Cahill believes that opponents enter games with Chelsea in a weaker state of mind, with rival teams having little belief that they will be able to defeat the league leaders.

“I think it gets in the heads of the opposition and will do so even more the longer it goes on. We’re really proud of it and our start to the season.

“It does put a feeling in their minds that we haven’t lost before they come and play us. It gives us confidence too that we are winning matches and getting the right results.

“When you’re not winning it puts you under pressure, but that doesn’t apply to us at the minute.

“I think that can be the case. You can tell by the way some opposition line up.”

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