Arsenal FC entertain Chelsea FC in a fixture that could decide how early the visitors are crowned champions of Premier League. Though the Blues currently enjoy a ten-point cushion, Paul Merson believes that Jose Mourinho will likely be on the back-foot in the London derby. Jose Mourinho, despite making Chelsea play expansive football early on in this campaign, has now got back to his basics as the Stamford Bridge side are seen playing defensive football more often than not. Speaking to Sky Sports, the former Arsenal striker stated that the Portuguese manager would make life difficult for the Gunners when his side visit Emirates Stadium this weekend. “Tactically, Mourinho can go somewhere and make it very difficult and Arsenal have that tendency to shoot themselves in the foot if it is tight and Chelsea are defending well. Last week, Chelsea had thirty per cent of the play at home but Manchester United never looked like scoring. “ He feels that […]
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