Arsenal set two records with performance in 0-0 draw with Chelsea

Lawrence Cooper
September 18, 2017

That opening weekend loss to Burnley aside, it has been a ideal start for Chelsea, with three successive league wins followed by a 6-0 thrashing of Qarabag in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Alexis Sanchez will feature after playing the whole game on Thursday night, where Theo Walcott (calf) hobbled off. Francis Coquelin (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle) are definitely out.

"We live in a society of 100 per cent security and I thought they would never take a gamble to play this game when I saw the images around the stadium". I don't know if they went through Arsenal membership, on the internet... they did very well.

However, Arsene Wenger has seen his side struggle in the league as they suffered two defeats at the hands of Stoke City and Liverpool.

He said: "Arsenal are one of the top six teams in England and I think they have a really good squad to fight for something important - the title". When you play at home, everyone expects you to win the games.

Antonio Conte's side have a great record against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in recent seasons, so they'll be confident about their chances on Sunday.

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"For this reason, I think it is a massive game for us. We played Chelsea in the Community Shield and in the FA Cup final last season, so we know we can beat them", Cech told Sky Sports.

There were also reports of fighting inside the ground with FC Koln fans pictured fighting with stewards ahead of the Europa League tie. Predict the score for this match and the rest of this round's Premier League fixtures in our Predictor game.

Any meeting with London rivals Arsenal is a big moment in Chelsea's season, but those painful losses mean the latest derby at Stamford Bridge carries extra significance for Conte and company. The answer of all my players in the last game was positive. They have lost only one player, [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain, and they have kept all of their players.

While the Gunners are still awaiting their first league goal away from home, Wenger said the performance was more significant than the point.

Speaking after the match, which Arsenal won 3-1, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Cologne supporters had been very clever to enter the stadium undetected, with both sides likely to face UEFA charges in the coming days.

Probability of away win: 19%.

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