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it's arguable that they had the better squad at the start of the season, and when people were saying that take into account that we didn't expect the emergence of the likes of rafael, evans, giggs as a cm, welbeck, fabio etc.

at the start of the season I saw it as

gk: cech, cudicini vs vds, foster
lb: a.cole, bridge vs evra, o'shea
cb: terry, carvalho, alex, ivanovic vs ferdinand, vidic
rb: bosingwa, ferreira, belleti vs brown, neville
wingers: j.cole, malouda, kalou vs ronaldo, park, nani, giggs
cm: essien, ballack, lampard, deco, mikel vs carrick, scholes, anderson
cf: drogba, anelka, di santo vs berbatov, rooney, tevez

in which, imo, the only positions our squad is better than them is our front line and wingers - and thats only because it takes malouda+kalou+cole to = Ronaldo alone.

but it's very different now, as I mentioned above due to the emergence of our youngsters, aswell as the sales of Bridge and Cudicini we've got better cover in the GK and LB positions, aswell as RB with Rafael coming through and Neville's return to form. The only area that they're unquestionably stronger in is midfield now.
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