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Arsene Wenger expects to see Arsenal's true character at Chelsea

17 September, 2017, 11:21 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
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Given Arsenal's bad record away at sides in the top six - which includes this season's 4-0 defeat at Anfield - it's hard to look past a win for the home side.

First-half goals from Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil handed Chelsea a second successive league defeat and left them eight points behind table-topping Manchester City.

The 1999-2000 season saw Kanu score 17 goals in 50 matches for the Gunners and also he is one of the five players (Patrik Berger, Steven Naismith, Dion Dublin, Robin Van Persie) to have bagged hat-tricks against Chelsea. You'll get a draw at 3/1 and an away win out at 18/5.

Wenger last tasted victory on the road against one of the big boys almost 1000 days ago when they saw off Manchester City 2-0 in 2015.

The Blues welcome their bitter rivals Arsenal to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, in a fixture that will have heightened security due to the terrorist attack today on the London tube.

The Chilean, who was on the verge of joining Manchester City on transfer deadline day, was the star of the Europa League game against Cologne and scored a superb victor. Chelsea are not a negative side - the goals for column tells you that! Davide Zappacosta starred in his first start for the club in the Champions League midweek, as did the likes of Willian and Michy Batshuayi.

Conte has utilised a 3-4-3 formation in the majority of his games as Chelsea boss, with his decision to sacrifice a defender from an orthodox four-man back line paying dividends as the Stamford Bridge side continue to rack up the goals due to their additional attacking options.

If history is anything to go by, Chelsea should feel extremely confident.

"We played Chelsea in the Community Shield and in the FA Cup final last season, so we know we can beat them", Cech added. A hat-trick from Robin van Persie guided Wenger's side to a 5-3 win.

Eden Hazard could start for Chelsea for the first time this season after two substitute appearances.

"We worked in full consultation with police and UEFA officials on the night and in advance of the game and had taken extensive steps in advance to prevent tickets being sold to visiting supporters", it read.

Defeat on Sunday would also be Arsenal's third of the campaign after just five matches.

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