Thibaut Courtois has begun to build up next weekend’s Premier League encounter with Arsenal early, and insists his side are eyeing the win.
Chelsea make the short trip North through London for next Saturday’s derby, but they do not come into the match in particularly good form.
The Blues lost to Liverpool on Friday, after only managing to draw away to Swansea City the week before, but Thibaut Courtois insists his team are targeting a big push to resurrect themselves.
The Chelsea number one seems to tell us that he believes the match away to Leicester will be tougher than the following encounter against us.
As annoying as this is, the Foxes have proved to be a more than decent side over the past two seasons, and we have struggled against our West London rivals in recent years.
The Belgian goalkeeper said: “We know how Leicester plays, it’s very hard there as well.
“Those cups are important and we want to win a trophy this season.
“It will be a hard game and we should react after two disappointing games at Swansea and losing at home to Liverpool. The next game away at Arsenal we should try to win like last season.’
Chelsea were awful last year, and we still failed to beat them, but on the back of three consecutive league wins, and with the easier midweek encounter to get through, we simply have to be favourites to win the coming derby this coming weekend.
We should be able to tinker with our side against Nottingham Forest tomorrow, and be fully prepared for what our league rivals will bring on Saturday.
Are Chelsea our bogey team? Is this weekend our best chance to beat them in a long time?