Am excited by the players we have now and don't really think you can compare with past teams - at least until the team has had a chance to develop properly.......we've only just got a new front line going in Pukki, Rhodes, Buendia and Hernandez in his first proper season. We have a new goalkeeper who needs a little time to find his best form. The midfield looks cracking to me with so many good players - Trybull, Leitner, McLean, Vrancic, Thompson, Tettey. Lewis and Aarons are brilliant young players who have been given a chance - when was the last time we had two such young full backs of so much obvious quality? The central defence looks strong with four very good options in Klose Hanley Zimmermann and Godfrey.
So you can forget the comparisons imo, let's wait until this team has grown in stature through experience rather than write them off six games into a season when there have been so many changes. The proof of the pudding will be later in this season when the team have had enough games to play the style of football required a bit more instinctively.