Lately, the English League has been fluttering since using the name Premier League in 1992. World-class players and coaches have flocked to test their abilities. The competition created in the top caste finally gave birth to great teams that recorded history. Starting from the number of points, goals scored, until the status of unbeaten. Call it Manchester United who can twice marry the English League trophy with the Champions League. 2018-2019 season seemed to be proof of the quality of the English League. This competition sent four clubs in the final of the Champions League and Europa League. Liverpool successfully won the Champions League after beating Tottenham 2-0. Meanwhile Chelsea became Europa League champions after making Arsenal 4-1.
Throughout history there are five teams that deserve to be called the best in the Premier League stage in the Premier League era. The following explanation is quoted from Sportskeeda:
It has been 20 years since this extraordinary team won the treble winners status. Although Manchester City were able to win three trophies this season, the status of the trophy and the competition that they won was less flashy than their neighbors.
Imagine, Manchester United won the English League, FA Cup and the 1998-1999 Champions League.
This team was the first to be able to marry an English League and Champions League trophy. Unlike the 2007-2008 Manchester United edition, the FA Cup was also brought to the Old Trafford Stadium. Remarkably three trophies were won in just a span of one week!
The secret of Alex Ferguson’s success, which was later given the title of nationality, is the generation of 1992 which is increasingly mature. Class of 1992 is a term for a group of players filled by David Beckham, Gary Neville, Philip Neville, Nicky Butt, and Paul Scholes. Ryan Giggs did not enter because he first made his debut with the first team in 1991.
Before the season ended with the English League title, Chelsea only held the title challenger status. The Blue is quite a spectator of the fierce competition of Manchester United and Arsenal who dominated the English League in the late 1990s to early 2000s. Large funding from the new owner, Roman Abramovich, in the summer of 2003 started Chelsea’s revival in the English League. Coupled with the arrival of Jose Mourinho in the summer of 2004, the club based at Stamford Bridge then became a new force.
Chelsea pack a total of 95 points at the end of the season. John Terry and his friends also managed to marry the English League title with the 2004-2005 English League Cup. Jose Mourinho’s first season left a deep impression for Chelsea.
The team that Arsene Wenger looks after has a special collection. The Gunners were the only team to win the English League gold-plated trophy in the 2003-2004 season. Special prizes were given to the champions whose status is unbeaten throughout the season.
The Invincibles’ squad is indeed filled with quality players, say Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires, and Ashley Cole. Apart from being unbeatable, Arsenal that season played attractive attacking football.
Unfortunately, Arsenal’s golden achievements cannot be followed by juniors. What is clear, Arsenal’s achievements far decreased after the season. A dozen years already the English League trophy is no longer stopped by the Arsenal closet.
Manchester City 2018-2019
Record after record was broken by Manchester City in the last two seasons. Josep Guardiola’s foster children successfully broke the number of 100 points when they won the 2017-2018 English League. However, the team is not the best, but this season.
The number of points when they won did indeed shrink to 98 points. However, they were one point ahead of Liverpool who recorded the highest number in the club’s history in the English League. Not to mention, The Citizens successfully won two other titles in the cup competition.
Manchester City eventually became the first team in England to successfully win three domestic competitions, namely the English League, the English League Cup and the FA Cup. These notes may not be equaled by other teams in the near future.