Ex-Manchester United player heaps praise and compares Chelsea to treble winning side.
Owen Hargreaves was a member of the Bayern Munich squad that suffered defeat in the Champions Lea...
Owen Hargreaves was a member of the Bayern Munich squad that suffered defeat in the Champions League Final to Manchester United's treble winning side back in 1999. Now working as a TV Pundit, Hargreaves has compared Jose Mourinho's current Chelsea side to that team back then.
It's a big compliment despite nothing being won at the moment but like many others, Hargreaves believes in the team that Mourinho has put together.
"When I look at the Chelsea team it reminds me of how we were back in 1999.
Our team was perfect. We had great skill, great athleticism, great physical strength. And we were ruthless, in a good way. Looking at Mourinho's side I see the same qualities – especially the ruthlessness.
Jose doesn't let players get away with anything but they respect and admire him for that."
There has been plenty of plaudits this season about Chelsea and the way we are playing football. Solid in defence and lethal in attack, Chelsea seem to have in many peoples opinion; the perfect balance.
Nothing is won in December and if Chelsea are to reach their potential and become as successful as we all hope they can, they need to ensure they come out of the other side of the Christmas and New Year period with back to back victories starting this evening at Stoke.
It's all well and good talking about it. Chelsea need to get out on that pitch and deliver what we all know they are more than capable of!