“I think Arsenal are one of the six top teams in England and I think they have a really good squad to fight for something important, this is a massive game for us. – Antonio Conte said speaking ahead of next Chelsea game against Arsenal – It’s the same when you play again Liverpool or Manchester United or Totteham, anything can happen, we have to pay attention, we have to fight and play a good game against our rival”.
“I watched the game against Koln and I guess Wenger rotated a lot players, so I guess it’s not an advantage for them. Arsenal always play with 4 at the back and I don’t think they will change their system against us”.
Chelsea suffered 10-men defeats in FA Cup Final and Community Shield to Arsenal. Conte hopes ‘to finish the game with 11 players this time’.
“In the last two games we finished with 10 men and I hope this – he insisted – then during the game I think to do the best. For sure when you start the game you always try to keep the right discipline, in both situations you have to value very well if there was a red card or not”.
“Arsenal are a big rival in the title race and if you their squad you can see they got a lot of top players, I don’t understand why they cannot fight for the title, they lost only one player [Oxlade-Chamberlain] and they kept all the players in their squad.”