English Premiership

Matic eyeing 'Invincibles' run

2014-12-02 11:02
Nemanja Matic (AFP)
Cape Town - Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic says the team's goal is to go through the entire season unbeaten and become the new "Invincibles", reports Football411.

Arsenal, the Blues' London rivals, currently hold the record for the longest unbeaten run in the English Premier League.

The Gunners did not lose for 49 games between 7 May 2003 and 24 October 2004, and were dubbed "the Invincibles" after going the entire 2003/04 top-flight game undefeated.

Chelsea currently top the standings with 33 points, but are a long way off from the record after just ten wins and three draws.

"We are in a determined mood and there is more pressure for us because we want to go through the season unbeaten. We want to be the new Invincibles," Matic told the Mirror.

"I want to win every game if possible. People can say the unbeaten record is putting more pressure on us, but I would rather have it this way because winning is never boring.

"When you win, training feels better and so does playing matches. I don’t know if we are better than the Chelsea team who won the title 10 years ago, but we know our qualities and we are a stylish team."

Matic has previously been part of a team on an extended unbeaten spell, with the Serbian having helped Benfica avoid defeat for most of the 2011/2012 season.

However, they went on to suffer their first loss in the penultimate game of the season and concede the Portuguese league title to Porto.

"It shows what can happen and it’s a lesson for Chelsea. It shows you can never be certain of anything in football," he said.

"If we want to win the Premier League, we must continue playing like this in every game - right until the end.

"Even if we are still top and unbeaten with two games to go, we must not believe we have won it. We must not stop until the title is ours. We must keep going until it is definitely won."

 

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