Key Chelsea man delivers surprising verdict ahead of FA Cup clash vs Arsenal

The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are feeling confident ahead of their clash with Arsenal at the weekend, but Antonio Conte – not so much…

Following Chelsea’s clash against Sunderland, Antonio Conte delivered a claim that has certainly surprised the fans in the Transfer Tavern. Discussing the Blues’ upcoming clash with Arsenal, according to Daily Mirror writer Darren Lewis on Twitter, Conte said: “If you ask me who are the favourites (for the FA Cup) I would say Arsenal. They missed out on the Champions League”.

See that Tweet below…

This is certainly a strange claim for Conte to make, especially considering how well the Blues have done this season. Their demolition of Sunderland on the final day was, in many ways, a microcosm for their entire season – with the side ruthlessly dominant throughout the campaign.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have struggled in recent weeks – having finished outside of the top four for the first time in recent memory. Indeed, whilst the Gunners are likely to want to avenge their poor form with a win, they will undoubtedly struggle against the might of the Blues.

Arsenal’s struggles will be made all the more difficult given their current situation, with a host of players potentially set to miss out on the game.

Chelsea and Arsenal fans – thoughts?

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