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Antonio Conte and Chelsea owe their fans a better showing against Arsenal

17 September, 2017, 01:19 | Author: Joan Malone
  • Danny Murphy and Craig Bellamy look ahead to the Super Sunday clash between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge

The promising young talent has been catching the eye of Antonio Conte in recent times with his hard work, and has earned himself the opportunity to play alongside the Blues' stars on a regular basis. There is no-one Conte can look to on the bench to change the game in that area.

They walloped Qarabag 6-0 and, while there are questions about how they will cope with the extra workload the Champions League provides, those will not be answered this week.

Keen to keep his players focused, Conte refused to write off Arsenal when asked about their troubled start.

"They are a big rival, if you see their squad they have a lot of top players".

Thousands of you used our interactive team selector tool to pick a starting line-up mixed with the top players from the two London clubs.

Scott has been given a squad number for the season ahead, too. We have to try to think only to play the game.

"I think Arsenal is one of the six top teams in England".

For the first time this season, Conte has some serious decisions to make regarding team selection.

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"This is a massive game when you play against Arsenal".

"I watched the game [versus Cologne] and Wenger rotated a lot of players, a lot of players rested for the game against us".

"I remember when I was a coach of the national team and the terrorist attack. Instead, we started the game 1-0 down".

The three points on offer this weekend will be huge in terms of a psychological blow to the losers, and with Chelsea especially looking to win the title, beating one of your rivals is always the optimum situation.

However, that means that all three central midfield options are on the field. "He needs time to recover", Conte said.

Whatever it may be, Chelsea FC head into this upcoming game just as determined as ever before.

"They lost one player [in the transfer window] - [Alex Oxlade-] Chamberlain". I don't understand why they can't fight for the title.

But fans have been warned to arrive early and expect heightened security at the venue, which is only one stop away from the London Underground station attacked yesterday.

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