Make no mistake about it Arsenal fans, an away game at Chelsea is likely to be the hardest fixture for us in the Premier League this season. It always has been, especially with Jose Mourinho in charge of the Blues, with Arsene Wenger still to register a win over the Portuguese pillock. And this season they look stronger than ever, so the Gunners have a tough task at hand on Sunday.
But we have a few things going in our favour going into the game, such as the great form of Danny Welbeck and the fact that his pace and movement makes Arsenal a much bigger threat on the counter attack. This should hopefully keep Chelsea from throwing everything at us and blowing us away in the early stages. Mourinho might be an annoying, disrespectful and arrogant so-and-so, but he is no mug and will be wary of conceding the first goal.
But it is not Welbeck, Alexis, Ozil or any other Arsenal player that I mean by the title. What I noticed is that Chelsea are without only two players but both of them, Didier Drogba and Ramires, have been like Kryptonite to the Gunners whenever they have faced us. Drogba even carried that on for Galatasaray when his outrageous dive and then great goal cost us the trophy.
The Brazilian midfielder has always seemed ref-proof against Arsenal, either fouling continually and getting away with it or getting our players sent off or winning penalties for nothing. So although there are plenty of Chelsea players remaining with the ability to cause us pain, at least those two will not be on the pitch. So come on Arsenal, make it count! To be honest, Gooners, I would be more than happy with a draw. How about you?