5 Reasons Why Roma Have Impressively Remained Unbeaten in Serie A

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5 Reasons Why Roma Have Impressively Remained Unbeaten in Serie A
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After eight games, there are few who would still expect a team to remain unbeaten in one of Europe's major leagues, let alone have conceded just a solitary goal in that time.

One team has accomplished just that. It is not, however, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester United: Europe's reigning champions have all dropped points.

Instead it is Roma of Italy's Serie A. Approaching the quarter-way point of the season, the capital club boast a superior record: Played eight, won eight, conceded one.

After finishing sixth last season25 points behind winners Juventusthis colossal reversal of fortune is, despite it still being early stages of the domestic season, an unexpected revival.

Changing managers halfway through a season is always a gamble, and exchanging Zdenek Zeman for Aurelio Andreazzoli last February, stability was restored albeit with one of the worst defensive records in the league.

As the interim Andreazzoli stepped aside to let Rudi Garcia assume control during the summer, the change has been astronomic. 

Last weekend's 2-0 defeat of Napoli, a team tipped by many to better their position last year of runners up, was symptomatic of this newfound belief.

Let's take a look at the five reasons that have caused the Rome team to boast the meanest defence in Europe and to become the only side to still preserve a 100 percent record.

These reasons have primarily been established following a breakdown of Roma's performance statistically by Squawka, an assessment of their players' positioning and impact by WhoScored and an analysis of their results thus far by Soccerway.

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