What do you mean no team's ever done? They finished with more or less the same point total as the previous year, when they finished 2nd. That's the whole point - right now City and Liverpool are at an unprecedented level. Expected to compete with them instantly is silly and this is literally all us Chelsea fans have been trying to say!It doesn’t guarantee it but it definitely necessitates it. It’s not a 30 point gap. Liverpool will have to do something that no team has ever done before to reach that points tally again. City couldn’t do it with a much better squad. It’s fine if Chelsea’s board are happy to wait two years to challenge. That doesn’t change the fact that the level of spending Chelsea have done on top of what they already had should see them challenge. And the same would apply to United.