The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are feeling very confident ahead of their side’s upcoming clash with Arsenal…
Whilst the Gunners have struggled this year, Chelsea have been mightily impressive – with the Blues likely going into the game as clear favourites.
Chelsea’s hopes have been given a further boost today, with news that Arsenal are facing somewhat of a defensive crisis ahead of the game. As per David Ornstein on Twitter, the duo of Shkodran Mustafi and Gabriel are both doubts for the game through injury – whilst Koscielny will, of course, miss the game through suspension.
See that Tweet below…
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) May 21, 2017
This is, of course, a massive boost for the Blues – with Arsenal likely to struggle defensively without their main men. Laurent Koscielny is a huge miss – with the Frenchman arguably one of the Premier League’s best defenders in recent years – whilst the likely unavailable duo of Shkodran Mustafi and Gabriel will make Wenger’s decision even harder.
Chelsea, meanwhile, will be riding a wave of enthusiasm following their sealing of the Premier League title, with every player performing well in recent weeks. It seems as though the main problem that Antonio Conte will be faced with this weekend will be with regards to which striker he should pick; Diego Costa, with his fantastic year-long record, or Michy Batshuayi, who has scored in each of his last few games.
Our landlord is expecting Chelsea to come out on top, not least because of this huge injury news ahead of the game.
Arsenal and Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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