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Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by snowden9(m): 4:46pm On May 16
The 2017/2018 English premier league season is over and it saw Manchester City claiming the title racking up an overwhelming 100 points in the long run. But how do they stack up against the other previous champions. Since the inception of the premier league in 1992, here are Four outstanding premier league champions in no particular order.

Arsenal 2003/2004 aka The Invincibles

Wins- 26
Draw- 12
Lose- 0
Points- 90
EPL Goals- 69
Other trophies : None

Most used team: GK- Lehmann
DF- Lauren, Ashley cole, Kolo Toure, Sol Campbell
MF- Patrick Vieira, Ljumberg, Pires, Gilberto silva
FW- Henry, Bergkamp

Review: Arsenal’s undefeated title-winning campaign remains a truly remarkable achievement: the only incidence of this happening since the 19th century.

Undefeated runs are often characterised by resilient defences, but Arsenal were an incredible attacking unit boasting the speed of Thierry Henry, the creativity of Dennis Bergkamp and reliable goalscoring on either flank from Freddie Ljungberg and Robert Pires.

Gilberto Silva and Patrick Vieira provided the strength often lacking at Arsenal over the last decade, while Sol Campbell was the only natural defender in a backline featuring Ashley Cole, Lauren and Kolo Toure – three players converted from more attacking positions by Arsene Wenger, summarising his emphasis upon technical skill. Jens Lehmann is remembered for his blunders, but in his debut Premier League campaign he simply didn’t lose all season.

Arsenal boasted the league’s best attack and its best defence; they could dominate possession and counter-attack brilliantly in turn.

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by snowden9(m): 4:46pm On May 16
Manchester United 1998/1999 aka Treble Winners

Win- 22
Draw- 13
Lose- 3
Points- 79
Epl Goals- 80
Other trophies : Fa Cup, UEFA champions league

Most Used Team: GK- Schmeichel
DF- Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Jaap Stam, Denis Irwin
MF- David Beckham, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes
FW- Andy cole, Dwight yorke

Review: The 1998–99 season was the most successful season in the history of Manchester United Football Club . After finishing the previous season without winning any titles, United won a treble of trophies (the Premier League , FA Cup and UEFA Champions League), the first side in English football to achieve such a feat.

During the campaign United lost only five times, including a one-off Charity Shield fixture, in the League Cup against eventual winners Tottenham Hotspur and their only home defeat, a league match against Middlesbrough in December 1998.

Fergie's men remained undefeated from Boxing Day that season, picking up an incredible 48 points from a possible 60 on offer. And they did it all while successfully chasing FA Cup and Champions League glory.

To add to it all, United sealed the treble with a homegrown core of David Beckham , Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville.

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by snowden9(m): 4:47pm On May 16
Manchester City 2017/2018 aka The Centurions

Wins- 32
Draw- 4
Lose- 2
Points- 100
Epl Goals - 106
Other trophies : Carabao cup

Most Used Team : GK- Ederson
DF- kompany, Otamendi, Kyle walker, Stones
MF- David silva, Kevin de bruyne, Sterling, Leroy sane, fernandinho
FW- Aguero

Review: Yes, this was a mightily expensively assembled group of players, but then when has money ever guaranteed success? Manchester City were expensively assembled in 2016/17 when they finished third, some 15 points behind champions Chelsea.

Pep Guardiola needed a second season to take this team to phenomenal new heights, crafting a dominant, aesthetically pleasing side which swept all before them. Well, almost: Liverpool vanquished them, as did Manchester United – their only two defeats – and then the Merseysiders did so again in the Champions League quarter-finals.

It is an asterisk against Man City’s season, certainly, but really shouldn’t detract from their domestic achievements over the course of an exceptional campaign. They hit the magical 100-point mark with a glorious lob from Gabriel Jesus in the 94th minute of their final match of the season – and celebrated like they’d won the title all over again.

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by snowden9(m): 4:47pm On May 16
Chelsea 2004/2005 aka Roman Army

Wins- 29
Draw- 8
Lose- 1
Points- 95
Epl Goals - 72
Other trophies - Carling Cup

Most used players: GK- Petr Cech
DF- John Terry, Ricardo cavarlo, William gallas, Paulo fereira
MF- Frank Lampard, Claude makelele, Damian Duff, Joe Cole
FW- Eidur Gudjohnsen, Didier Drogba

Review:
When Mourinho arrived in English football in 2004, he was tasked with breaking up the Manchester United-Arsenal duopoly that had seen either of the pair finish as champions for nine seasons running.

Regardless of the billions at his disposal, courtesy of Chelsea owner Abramovich, it was a considerable task for a manager with no experience of the English game to turn the tide.

Come the end of 2004/05, however, Mourinho had made mincemeat out of his opponents. Chelsea lost just one game all season as they stormed to the Premier League title, finishing the campaign with a 12-point cushion at the top.

That was only half the story when it came to points, though. Mourinho's Chelsea smashed the points record for Premier League champions, finishing up with a whopping 95.

Had it not been for that solitary loss to Manchester City way back in October and a draw with Newcastle United on the final day, Chelsea would've recorded triple figures in 2004/05.

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by snowden9(m): 4:50pm On May 16
Here's my own take :
To all those non-indomie generation people like me that loved playing Mortal Kombat, you know the feeling you get after every 'Flawless' victory, it confirms that you weren't touched at all during the battle and I have to say, we all aimed towards achieving that feat whenever we played the game. You get where I'm going right? I guess so. Without much speech, the untouchable, undefeated, invincible, flawless team of Arsenal wins my vote.

1. Arsenal
2. Manchester City
3. Manchester United
4. Chelsea

Nairalanders, how about yours?


It's not really about being an arsenal supporter or whatever, you just have to ask yourself, if being unbeaten in a season is not the goal for some clubs, why did Barcelona after having lifted the trophy, still struggle to make sure they win against levante?
Trust me, man city came close to being my number one but you just have to give it up for the only side with a golden EPL trophy till date. Let me spell it out for y'all.

WWWWDDWWWDWWWDDWDWW
DWWWWWWWWWDWDWDDDWW
I see no L there.

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by toffyz(m): 9:32am On May 17
" the centurion " for now is the best ever English premier league champion, breaking two great records- Point record and goal record.

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by Nobody: 10:43am On May 17
The invincibles.

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by ruffhandu: 10:44am On May 17
I rep Enyimba, nothing concern me here.

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by chibike69: 10:45am On May 17
grin



MANCHESTER UNITED FOR LYF.

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by alienvirus: 10:45am On May 17
Wahala Thread

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by oviejnr(m): 10:45am On May 17
GGMU!!!

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by Izuogu1(m): 10:45am On May 17
This thread will and can never yield any positive result because a typical man u fan must support man u... Same goes to other team fans

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by GreenMavro: 10:45am On May 17
grin

click LIKE for CHELSEA and SHARE for MAN CITY, its obviously between CHELSEA and MAN CITY

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by sheedy407(m): 10:46am On May 17
Arsenal cos no lose

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by DaddyKross: 10:46am On May 17
YaGunnersYa

None of em come close to what we did cool

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by classicalbenson(m): 10:46am On May 17
enyimba fc

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by Nedfed(m): 10:46am On May 17
I give it to Manchester United cos the 1998/1999 season is awesome and the club still have zeal for more trophies

Arsenal cud av being my second choice but the club dey fuckup bigtime. Winning the EPL in 2004 unbeaten now makes top four only their priority since then, what a shame.

Chelsea is the real team in EPL cos they make the league more competitive, tough and more interesting.


I love Chelsea

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by Neyoor(m): 10:46am On May 17
It's obvious now, one team won 3 trophies while the others won just 1, 2.


Which other validation do you still need or is 1 and 2 now greater than 3?

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by SamuelAnyawu(m): 10:46am On May 17
Chelsea

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by Handsomebeing(m): 10:47am On May 17
Man Utd. Can’t forget the 10 days of glory.

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by Astonmartin(m): 10:47am On May 17
Chelsea no doubt

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by chukzyfcbb: 10:47am On May 17
most of the people who would comment are not familiar with the invincibles or the team by Manutd, so memory will be quite obscure.

Most will stick to the most recent teams where they can easily remember the events.

but judging by the statistical records, it seems manutd has the day.

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by Jointhemiltons2(m): 10:48am On May 17
1: Man Utd
2: Man City
3: Chelsea
4: Arsenal

I arrived at this because Man Utd also won 2 trophies that season,Man City and Chelsea both won 1trophy but since ManCity has more PL points then they come second then Chelsea 3rd and Arsenal who ddnt win any other trophy comes last.

P.S I’m a Chelsea fan o

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by CSTR1003: 10:48am On May 17
A large percentage of the records that Manchester City broke this season was set by Chelsea.

The highest points total ever set by Chelsea, the highest goals scored in a single season set by Chelsea, the highest number of straight wins also set by Chelsea.

And they were all broken by city.

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by Allylic(f): 10:48am On May 17
Manchester united AKA the treble winners..

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by Greizman: 10:48am On May 17
Manchester United 1998/1999 aka Treble Winners
This team is being compared with other great teams in the world not in the EPL
It is certainly the best EPL team of all time.
If Manchester City had won the champions league... They would have been considered to be the best.

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Re: Which Of These Is The Best Ever English Premier League Team? by thesicilian: 10:49am On May 17
Apart from the Arsenal Invincibles, I have never in my life seen an EPL team as good as this current Man City team. They were close to perfect!

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