Thibaut Courtois feels Chelsea are facing Arsenal at the right time: a bad defeat against the Gunners in this period last year was the turning point for the Blues to rise again and start an incredible run with no defeats until January.
Now the Belgian keeper thinks it’s time to close the gap and target the top of the table:
“We are doing well. After the bad first half against Burnley, I think all our performances have been good. We have shown good spirit, good football and good wins most importantly of all.
“Do we feel like we are in a good place? Yes. Sometimes it is good to face a big team early. Last year it didn’t work out against Liverpool and Arsenal, but this season we have already won at Tottenham.
“Arsenal had a few bad matches, but won comfortably (against Bournemouth) last weekend.
“It’s a big game because we are third. We want to close the gap (to Manchester United and City) and take points off Arsenal.”