Chelsea great John Terry believes the Chelsea side of 2004 to 2006 would beat the current Manchester City team.
The Chelsea team of 2004/05 still hold the record for the highest points tally in a Premier League season (95 in 2004/05).
Asked which side would compete with City, Terry said on Monday Night Football: “I would say 2004/05 or 2005/06, those first two sides when Mourinho arrived at the club,” and replied when asked if Chelsea would beat them by insisting: “Yes, yes.
“We were never afraid to say: ‘They’ll have more possession than us,’ but we were set, comfortable.
“The full-backs [William Gallas and Paulo Ferreira] would always go up the pitch, and [Claude] Makelele would always sit, which was great for us centre-backs.
“But we had great legs, great power, and we had the big man up front. Didier [Drogba] made such a difference. We had that ball into Didier, and he could hold it up, with the runners off him [Damien Duff and Arjen Robben] and [Frank] Lampard would be box-to-box game after game.”