Greatest Premier League team

Which is the best team to grace the Premier League?


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When Arsenal went undefeated they only had to compete with Man United. Chelsea were better and Wenger can't defeat Mourinho.

Man United 07/08 and the 99 were the best because they won the league and the CL in the same season.
 

chef

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When Arsenal went undefeated they only had to compete with Man United. Chelsea were better and Wenger can't defeat Mourinho.

Man United 07/08 and the 99 were the best because they won the league and the CL in the same season.
I guess that depends on if the thread is about the best Prem season by a club or the best allround season by a club.
 

Northalives

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The Greatest Premier League team is the team that last wins the Premiership because of the very nature of how the league improves each year.

The year that the Arsenal "Invincibles" won the title, there weren't any current Man City sides or Southamptons, Liverpools, Evertons, Swanseas etc etc but that of course, is not taking anything away from that magnificent Arsenal side.
 

Zidane98

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Agree with the unbeaten factor. Arsenal for me. No one will go unbeaten again.
They had class and skill oozing everywhere but at the same time had campaigners like Keown & Vieria that weren't afraid to get stuck into a battle. Don't think i've seen a team as mentally strong as Arsenal 03/04 in the league since the "invincibles". These days Arsenal have plenty of skill & class but have a severe lack of campaigners in the team. Every great teams needs at least 1 or 2 campaigners to ensure success.
 

Cooldude

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That whole Arsenal side was one nasty piece of work, even Bergkamp knew how to make snide nasty challenges without getting caught (we all forgive him for it)

Don't think I ever saw such a bunch of absolute nasty campaigners who can also play the best football going around at the time

Ever since those group of players, all the sides Wenger built played like they've been castrated
 

iluvparis

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you go undefeated, you're the best by default. easy.
rubbish - you could go undefeated and still get relegated!

Chelsea's 04/05 side are the best EPL team I have seen. Not surprising they have the record for most points won.
 

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Undefeated is great, but overall points tally is better.

Would you rather go 37-0-1 or 35-3-0? You'd take the 37 wins every time.

I vote Manchester United 1998/99. Won the PL with only 79 points holding off Arsenal and Chelsea (78, 75 respectively) while winning the CL and the FA Cup.

Also props to Norwich for finishing 3rd with a GD of -4 in the first PL season.
 

Cooldude

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Only 8 games in but on form this is the best Chelsea side I've seen, could potentially be better than that record breaking one
 

Zidane98

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Only 8 games in but on form this is the best Chelsea side I've seen, could potentially be better than that record breaking one
Agree, they are looking ominous. Mourinho has the best squad of all time this season built with a blank cheque. Can see them going undefeated this season.
 

Rustin Cohle

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Agree, they are looking ominous. Mourinho has the best squad of all time this season built with a blank cheque. Can see them going undefeated this season.
Haha, 8 games in and the money excuse being brought up already. If only we spent 100m on s**t like Balotelli, Markovic and Can instead of a net spend of zero on Costa, Luis and Fabregas.
 

10Dulkar

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I'm not sure that looking at teams over one season is the best way to go but rather to look at dynasties. In other words, I would group the contenders as being Manchester United in the Cantona era, the Manchester United side to win the Treble and three straight titles, the Arsenal Invincibles, Mourinho MK1 Chelsea and the Manchester United side that wrestled the top spot back. Manchester City may get there in time. It is hard for me to be objective about this so I would go for Manchester United around the turn of the millennium but there's no doubt that what Arsenal accomplished and the way Mourinho shook up the Premier League will be remembered in 100 years time as truly iconic periods in English football.

It is quite difficult to compare in one sense as back in the 90s before the Champions League opened up, even the top teams had 15 or 16 good players and then a drop off whereas now the top teams can field two elevens capable of qualifying for Europe.
 

chef

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Agree, they are looking ominous. Mourinho has the best squad of all time this season built with a blank cheque. Can see them going undefeated this season.
Last two transfer windows he'd have a net spend of zip.

Best squad of all time, lets not get carried away.

And you can have all the blank cheques in the world, but you still have to spend the money wisely on the right players in the right ares(a couple of teams(or managers) recently have shown that it's not that easy).
 
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Bojan KantKick

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Of course a United fan would say that.
It's the only way one could legitimately say United without being looked at as an idiot.
Yeah, the treble winning team were truly s**t. Just fluked their way to the title. The 2000 team were really lucky to win the league by 18 points. The 07/08 team were even worse. They only won a champions League and the EPL, lazy bastards couldn't even win the cup. Anyone that thinks otherwise must be an idiot.
 

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