No question they are a great side and without doubt the most potent and attractive attacking team there's been. However, they are in an era with a lot of sub standard defending. 4th place Spurs lost 13 games. Chelsea have a dodgy defence lacking pace and getting little protection from midfield. Arsenal and Utd are pants as well. Again, without doubt City have more flair than any team before, but i'd like to have seen them try and breakdown a Chelsea team with a peaktime Cech, Terry, Gallas, Cole and Makalele in front of them. Let in 14 goals one season and in 24 games when Terry and Gallas were the CB pair they didn't conceed a single goal. I think that Chelsea could have tamed City's firepower in head to head matches.