Arsenal come to Stamford Bridge this weekend off the back of a marginal win in Europe and with their new captain firmly in place.
They might well trail us by ten points, having suffered five defeats already this season but the new captain is still brimming with confidence about their chances of re-entering the title race at some stage. Fabregas says “The aim is to lift a trophy. We are in the last 16 of the Champions League and are in contention in every competition. We have played only 14 league games this season and it is not over yet. Nothing is done and we will fight until the end. Our target is to go there and win, because we could get some points back. The other teams at the top have some difficult games as well, so we will see.”
Of course, the fact that they’ve had a bit of a nightmare lately, not least of all bringing trouble on themselves by having someone like Gallas as captain in the first place, doesn’t mean they won’t raise their game against us on Sunday. In fact, the way our home form is, it really wouldn’t surprise me either.
But at least according to Fabregas, they don’t plan on parking any buses, because the new Arsenal captain says “We have to play as a team and when we play good and quick passing, we can play against anybody and win. Arsenal never go for a draw, we always go for a win and I am sure a club like Chelsea will do the same as well because every time I have played against them they have always gone forwards, to go for the victory.”