Chelsea tackle Ar­se­nal at Stam­ford Bridge

Sunday Trust - - FEVER PITCH -

Chelsea’s ti­tle de­fence may have got­ten off to a rocky start in Week 1, but with wins against Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur and Le­ices­ter City un­der their belt, the Blues ap­pear to be round­ing into form.

Man­ager An­to­nio Conte ro­tated his squad some­what in mid­week and still got the re­sult he needed in the UEFA Cham­pi­ons League, a pos­i­tive sign ahead of to­day’s big match.

Al­varo Mo­rata has stolen the head­lines early this sea­son for the Blues.

He’s not the only striker new to Lon­don who has en­joyed a solid start to the cam­paign. Ar­se­nal’s front man Alexan­dre La­cazette has scored one less goal but has flashed all of his up­side, giv­ing the Gun­ners hope they have fi­nally found the man to spear­head their at­tack in the cen­tral areas.

In their last out­ing in the league, the French­man com­bined very well with Danny Wel­beck, but fans and pun­dits alike are anx­ious to see how he can com­bine with Alexis Sanchez against an elite de­fence.

The Chilean has started just one Premier League match so far, and the sum­mer saga in­volv­ing Manch­ester City and a late trans­fer had plenty of peo­ple ques­tion­ing his fu­ture.

But with the sum­mer win­dow now done with, Sanchez will likely want to get back to his best in a hur­ry­whether he in­tends to sign a new and im­proved deal with the Gun­ners or earn a trans­fer in 2018.

A good show­ing against Chelsea would boost his pro­file tremen­dously af­ter a few dif­fi­cult weeks, lay­ing the foun­da­tion for what could be a piv­otal cam­paign for the for­mer Barcelona man.

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