Four Premier League games, two wins and two defeats.
It’s a far from ideal start but, after back-to-back victories over Bournemouth and Cologne this week, Hector Bellerin is hoping we can use our momentum to silence the critics at Stamford Bridge.
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“After the four games that we’ve played, there’s been a lot of doubts in the team and I think it’s a game where we can put those things to bed,” the Spain defender told Arsenal Player.
“We’re playing Chelsea and we’ve beaten them three times in the last four games, so we have a good record against them, but we know it’s always different playing at Stamford Bridge. They won the league last year so we obviously know they are a very strong team.
“With Conte there, they work really hard, they do very well tactically, so we have to be ready for the challenge and we know as a team we can beat them because we’ve done it before. Now it’s up to us to turn up and do things right.
“We’ve come [into this game] from beating Bournemouth with a very good team performance, especially defensively, which is what was lacking in the last two games. The team was really solid at the back, but the good thing was that from the striker to the goalkeeper, everyone was running in the same direction.
“That was missing from the last few games. We just need to play in the same way we’ve played before against Chelsea, in the FA Cup or in the Community Shield. We know that the team’s really strong, but we know that when we play 100 per cent and everyone turns up, we know we can beat them.”
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