Video of Arsenal vs Chelsea in 2004 tries to prove the Premier League wasn't as good back then

Chelsea's John Terry (2nd L) rises over

‘Liverpool are only 22 points clear because the standard of the Premier League is so poor.’

It’s a theory we’ve heard rivals fans spouting all season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have won 26 of their 28 matches so far and many believe it’s because the opposition are generally rubbish.

Second-place Manchester City have already lost six times, while the race for top-four has been more of a stagger than a race.

Chelsea have only won 13 of their 28 games and yet are three points clear in fourth.

What’s happened to the greatest league in the world?

Well, a tweet has gone viral that is attempting to prove the Premier League wasn’t always full of quality football.

A one-minute clip of a fixture between Arsenal vs Chelsea in December 2014 is doing the rounds for being, quite frankly, terrible.

It’s accompanied with the caption: 'The pReMieR LEaGUe iS So BaD nOw, nO wOnDEr LiVeRpOoL aRe rUnNiNg aWaY wItH iT.’

The video includes: A Lauren throw giving away possession, John Terry aimlessly booting the ball upfield, Kolo Toure doing likewise, Claude Makelele heading the ball to nobody, Kolo Toure doing likewise, Thierry Henry dribbling into Frank Lampard and knocking him over, Paulo Ferreria smashing the ball down the wing, Eidur Gudjohnsen miscontrolling the ball, Manual Almunia hoofing the ball up the pitch, Petr Cech receiving it and then doing the same, Sol Campbell hoofing it back before Ricardo Carvalho brings an end to the madness by heading the ball back to Cech.

Phew.

Ok, one minute of poor football doesn’t exactly prove too much but you’ve got to admit it was a pretty terrible passage of play.

The video in question comes from the third-minute of Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League.

Incidentally, Henry had already put the home side ahead before Terry equalised. Henry made it 2-1 to Arsenal but Gudjohnsen earned a point for Chelsea.

Going into the game, Chelsea were top of the table leading Arsenal by five points. By the end of the season, Jose Mourinho’s side beat the Gunners to the title by 12 points, earning 95 points in the campaign.

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