Arsenal welcome Chelsea to Emirates Stadium for Saturday's Premier League clash.

You can find out more about our opponents below.


Full name: Chelsea
Manager: Roberto Di Matteo
Club colours: Blue shirts, blue shorts, white socks
Nickname(s): The Blues


Three facts about Chelsea:

  • Chelsea have won the Premier League three times since 2005
  • The Blues are the current holders of the Champions League
  • The club signed England left back Ashley Cole from Arsenal

Juan Mata

Juan Mata
The silky Spaniard has quickly established himself as one of the best playmakers in the Premier League, having signed from Valencia last year. Mata played a key role in helping Chelsea to win a Champions League and FA Cup double last season, and was also part of the Spain squad that won Euro 2012 - scoring in the final.

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28 Sep 2012