Paul Merson is half-expecting another Liverpool-esque defeat this weekend when Arsenal take on Chelsea.
The Gunners lost 4-0 to their Premier League rivals at Anfield a matter of weeks ago, in what can only be described as a disastrous display by our stars, but we have since shown grit to win our next two outings.
Despite our recent upturn in fortune, Merson can see us being trampled on by PL champions Chelsea, who he claims could be Champions League contenders this term.
“I think Chelsea have a genuine chance of winning the Champions League,” Merson wrote.
“They have done great to turn things around after a difficult start.
“They have so much guile now Eden Hazard is back, a good system and players who can hurt you as well as those who can defend.
“They just need another striker. They are one player short of being virtually unstoppable.
“It won’t matter against Arsenal though. If Chelsea go a goal up, you know Arsenal will capitulate.
“It could even end up being another match where, if you’re an Arsenal fan, you will need to turn your head away from the TV – just like against Liverpool.”
The Blues certainly impressed in running away with the title last season, but had the advantage of no European football also, and their squad isn’t the biggest which could hampèr them in my personal opinion.
They are playing good football at present, and look dangerous all over the pitch, but they are far from impenetrable, and if we could pick up where we left off against Cologne, we could well strike first which could be crucial.
Are we destined to lose before it has even begun? Are Chelsea at a different level to our side? Is Merson always too critical of our team?