Chelsea travel to Wembley today to take on Tottenham Hotspur, but which result would be better for Arsenal’s season? The Blues ran away with last season’s Premier League title, while Spurs ended up as their closest rival at the tail end of the campaign, although failed to mount any pressure in the final months.
This is a new year however, and last year’s champions have already lost after only one outing, and could well be in for another tough campaign with a squad seriously lacking in strength.
Chelsea have allowed Nemanja Matic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Nathaniel Chalobah, Kurt Zouma and Nathan Ake all to leave the club in the current window, while outcasting Diego Costa also, and have brought in only three signings to replace them. They have promoted youngsters Charly Musonda, Andreas Christensen and Jeremie Boga to the squad, but they have limited experience between them, and will need to add numbers before the August 31 deadline lands.
Spurs also have a tough campaign ahead, having moved to Wembley to play out their home matches, a move which failed to prove fruitful in last season’s Champions League campaign. They have failed to add more than one player to their squad, whilst allowing Kyle Walker to leave to join Man City.
We on the other hand are our own worst enemy, allowing Stoke City to beat us yesterday, and will certainly have to see a serious improvement if we are to challenge for the title, but which result would be best for us today?
I can’t help wanting Spurs to lose regardless, but do we rate either as a stronger challenger to us for the top four or league title?