Chelsea are facing a crunch time in their race for the title, with their next two matches coming against their nearest rivals for the Premier League, Liverpool and Arsenal. The Merseyside team are in a dismal run of form but they are playing at Anfield and will surely be up for a big game against the leaders. Arsenal have the disadvantage of having to go to Stamford Bridge, but have the psychlogical boost of having destroyed Conte’s team at the Emirates.
The Arsenal legend Ray Parlour is confident that Arsene Wenger’s men are still in the race for the title at this stage, but that hope will only be realised if the Gunners can beat their top 6 rivals, starting with Chelsea. ‘Arsenal are eight points behind Chelsea now, but Chelsea have got Liverpool coming up, they’ve got Arsenal coming up, they win those two games or get good results in those two games then it’s all over,’ Parlour said.
‘But if Arsenal can win their big games then that’s when you claw back the points in the title race.
‘It will basically come down to those games when the teams at the top play each other because they are the big games that generally decide the title race.’
Arsenal record in the first half of the season against the Top 6 has been abysmal other than the victory over Chelsea, so it may be a tall order to expect them to beat all our rivals, but we do still have hope.
Can we get another last minute winner at Chelsea on Saturday week?