Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho feels the nature of football in England means that it is unlikely one club will dominate the Premier League in the coming years.
The Blues are on the verge of winning another top-flight title and will take a big step towards their aim with victory over Leicester City on Wednesday night.
They will travel to the King Power Stadium to take on a Foxes side that has won four straight Premier League games to move out of the relegation zone, and can be backed at 1.73 to get the better of Nigel Pearson’s men (4.75).
It seems inevitable that they will claim the spoils this season and, with a powerful squad and money to spend on new recruits, there is a sense that the Stamford Bridge outfit could be the side to beat over the next few seasons.
But the Portuguese tactician has made it clear that he does not expect his club to hold sway for a lengthy period as some of the other clubs do throughout Europe.
“At this moment, it’s very difficult in the Premier League for a team to be dominant,” he said. “This is not Germany with Bayern, this is not Switzerland with Basle, this is not Scotland with Celtic.
“It’s even more difficult to dominate than before.”
And the former Real Madrid chief is expecting challenges to come from all the top clubs, especially their fierce rivals from north London.
“Arsenal have a phenomenal squad,” he added. “Thierry Henry said they need four top-class players. Give Arsenal four top-class players and I think they will again be the Invincibles.”