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Ian Wright names the Chelsea side which could rival Arsenal's Invincibles

Arsenal legend Ian Wright said the Chelsea team under Jose Mourinho’s second spell played the best football for many years.

Chelsea have seen plenty of success in the last two decades, both domestically and in European competitions, including five Premier League titles.

But when talking about the best side in Premier League history, people rarely mention any Chelsea side.

Arsenal’s “The Invincibles” who finished the 2003/04 season without a defeat (26 wins and 12 draws) are often regarded the better side.

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However, according to their club icon Ian Wright, the Chelsea team who won the league title in 2014/15 could rival Arsenal’s invincibles.

Speaking in BBC’s Match of the Day podcast, he said: “When I watch the Chelsea team, especially of his (Mourinho) second tenure there, I believe that was the best football I’ve seen for many years, rivalling ‘The Invincibles’ of Arsenal.

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The 2014/15 season was an incredible campaign for Chelsea.

The Blues had topped the league by the end of August (three games played) and stayed at the top until the end of the season.

Mourinho’s men also had a 14 games unbeaten run (11 wins and three draws) until they tasted the first defeat against Newcastle at St. James’ Park in December.

Mourinho was named the Manager of the Season, while Eden Hazard got the Player of the Season accolade.

Cesc Fabregas recorded an impressive 18 assists and Thibaut Courtois had the most clean-sheets in the league (17).

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Another Premier League great Alan Shearer who also featured in the podcast said Mourinho’s record is “just incredible”.

He added: “When he first came in he had this arrogance that I think people loved and enjoyed – he had incredible belief in his ability and rightly so.”

Gerry is a Chelsea supporter who has more than five years of experience in online publishing. He started out writing for Chelsea fan blogs during his high school years, before writing for several local sport news outlets. After graduating in NCTJ-accredited sports journalism MA at the University of Sunderland, he has worked as a freelance writer for The Chelsea Chronicle since 2020. He is a big fan of football statistics and strongly believes that sooner or later, the xG Gods always catch up. He is also a proud member of Michael Ballack fan club.