While everyone connected with Arsenal was gutted that the Gunners could not take advantage of the failings of all the usual suspects in the Premier League last season, there was the very small consolation that the club that did, Leicester City, were beaten by us both home and away.
Arsenal were the only team to do that double over the Foxes and, incredibly enough, the only other side to beat them even once in the league was Liverpool. While Leicester seem to have been a one season wonder, in the Premier League at least as they are going along quite nicely in the Champions League, the indications are that Arsenal will once again fail to finish on top.
There is a good chance that we could finish as runners up once more and what would be even more odd was if we were to beat the eventual winners at home and away again. Although, if you check any of the free football tips around, you will find everyone backing the Blues, it could still well happen tomorrow. And unless Chelsea lose momentum and start dropping points, a loss to us would not be enough to stop them going on to lift the trophy in May.
So far Liverpool and Tottenham are the only clubs bar Arsenal that have beaten Antonio Conte’s team and only once at that. Klopp’s team had the chance to do the double this week but were a bit lucky to escape defeat after Costa missed a penalty.
Chelsea do still have tough games to get through but do you think that they will lose any or enough of them for us to catch them? Even if Arsenal win on Saturday, will it turn out to be fruitless and just another record against title winners that does us no good?