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Cesc Fabregas claims Chelsea inferior to Arsenal Invincibles

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Cesc Fabregas feels that comparisons between this current Chelsea team and Arsenal's Invincibles are laughable and does not expect the Blues to match them.

Chelsea kept their five-point advantage at the top of the Premier League, beating Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park. It was their eighth game of the season and they have to come close to defeat.

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Naturally, comparisons are starting to be drawn between this Chelsea side and the famous Arsenal team that went unbeaten in the 2003/04 Premier League season. Plenty of pundits are tipping Jose Mourinho to equal Arsene Wenger's achievement.

"This is a joke. There will only be one team who can do that - the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ team of 2003” - Cesc Fabregas

'A joke'

However, Fabregas is not one of those believers. In fact, having broken through to the Arsenal team in that very season, he thinks that this Chelsea team is not in the same class as that one.

“No, no, this is a joke. This is a joke. There will only be one team who can do that - the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ team of 2003,” he told Sky Sports.

"I was part of it a little bit at the end and it was a different class team."

Winning everything

Although that Arsenal team did go unbeaten, they famously failed to take advantage of arguably their best chance to win the Champions League. Fabregas feels Chelsea have the chance to win more than just the Premier League.

He continued: "I don't think we are there yet, but we're building up a young, talented, solid team and hopefully we can get into the final part of the season with options for winning everything."

Great form

If Chelsea do manage to go unbeaten this season, Fabregas is likely to play a key part in the achievement. The midfielder has already bagged seven assists in the Premier League and bagged his first Premier League goal for Chelsea on Saturday.

Oscar, Eden Hazard and Fabregas all combined to help the Blues come through a tricky fixture without top scorer Diego Costa. Oscar, who opened the scoring, was praised by Fabregas.

“Oscar's fantastic goal helped us and after the break it was a completely different game. It was a solid performance," Fabregas said.

“I play deeper now so it will not be a party every game for me.

“I will go five or six games without a goal or an assist at times and I am more proud about our discipline.

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