They have three wins in their last four – official – games against them, and that’s definitely boosting their morale and self-confidence ahead of an undoubtedly very difficult match.
Arsenal are visiting Chelsea on Sunday, fresh from their 3-1 victory in the Europa League group stage over FC Cologne, and Hector Bellerin looks confident the Gunners are in very good conditions to earn a positive result at Stamford Bridge, even a win.
We’re playing Chelsea and we’ve beaten them three times in the last four games, so we have a good record against them, but we know it’s always different playing at Stamford Bridge. They won the league last year so we obviously know they are a very strong team
the Spain international told Arsenal Player, before going on to praise their rivals.
With Conte there, they work really hard, they do very well tactically, so we have to be ready for the challenge and we know as a team we can beat them because we’ve done it before. Now it’s up to us to turn up and do things right
the Arsenal full-back said. Interestingly, Bellerin admitted that their underwhelming start of the season has generated doubts even within the team, adding though that the derby against Chelsea could serve to send everyone a message about what Arsenal can do this season.
After the four games that we’ve played, there’s been a lot of doubts in the team and I think it’s a game where we can put those things to bed
were Bellerin’s words.