Saturday, 21 January 2017

Arsenal must beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge says Petr Cech

Petr Cech has warned his team-mates beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge is the only way the Gunners can hope to catch their London rivals at the top of the Premier League table.

Cech, a former Chelsea player, takes his side to the home of the Blues on February 4 and he says getting a result is crucial to Arsenal’s mission to chase down the Blues.

Chelsea currently sit eight points ahead of Arsenal in the table, but Cech insisted his side can still close the gap if they win the big games coming up. ‘We hope,’ Cech told Sky Sports.

‘When you chase, you need to keep the pressure up so there are four teams chasing them.

‘Then everybody needs to make sure the teams are winning, but obviously if the gap stays at seven points then it will be harder to catch them. But they have some big games coming up.

‘We play them, which is going to be a crucial game for us if we are to catch them.

‘Then you need to make sure you win all the other games because if you’re not consistent then it will give the others the advantage. 

‘So far, they have been doing so well, breaking all sorts of records and winning so many games in a row. 

Arsenal fixtures 

Burnley (H) – Sun 22 Jan 
Watford (H) – Tue 31 Jan 
Chelsea (A) – Sat 4 Feb 
Hull City (H) – Sat 11 Feb 
Bayern Munich (A) – Wed 15 Feb 
Southampton (A) – Sat 25 Feb

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