Why Chelsea must beat Arsenal on Saturday – Blues legend makes claim

Former Chelsea star, Marcel Desailly has told the Blues they must win against Arsenal when both sides meet at Stamford Bridge after the international break.

The Blues are on a three-match winning streak (including their 1-0 win against Brighton in the Carabao Cup), and Desailly is sure that beating a big side like Mikel Arteta’s men can do Chelsea’s confidence a world of good.

“All of what I said about Chelsea before can be brushed away if Chelsea beat Arsenal,” he told Gambling Zone, as he backed Chelsea to pick up a 3-1 win against their local rivals.

“A victory won’t just mean three points, it’ll also mean you’ve been physically, technically, and tactically superior to Arsenal. That’ll give the players a lot of belief, and Pochettino can build on that.

“Everyone now knows that Arsenal are a part of the great teams in the Premier League, and Chelsea will know how important the psychological aspects of the game are. I do believe Chelsea can win, even if it’s Arsenal. I’m not taking away from Arsenal’s level, but Chelsea can win and build up from there.”