Im just wondering a bit exactly, since during this time, I did watch EPL but didnt follow it very closely. I started out supporting Liverpool way back, then on and off neutral for a long time, sometimes I watched somtimes I didnt. Im interested in the title race and the winners during this time, I know of cos the main club was Man U, a long fight with Arsenal during 1998 onto about 2004, that Man U dominated 99-01, then exchanged titles with Arsenal in the next 3 years, then 2 years Chelsea, then Man U 3 straight.
Im specifically wondering why Man U lost their domination for that 3 year period after they won back the title from Arsenal in 2002-2003? We all know about the 99 treble side, but what was their lineup in 2000-2003 that made them win 3 out of the 4 years? Especially the year in between Arsenal's 2 titles? Arsenal I know Bergkamp, Henry, Pires, etc. during this time. What about 1998, what were their lineup when they won the title?
The other thing I wonder is why Chelsea lost their domination after 2 years? I know that more recent time around 2007-2008 I started watching more again, Ronaldo must have had a big influence to lift Man U's dominance, and I know about Chelsea not getting the right players in but I think they still had the core after the 2 years, was it more of other factors or Mou losing the edge after 2 years? Losing the likes of Robben and Duff. Why were they sold?