Don't Understand Why Arsenal Can't Fight For Title - Antonio Conte

Taylor Byrd
September 18, 2017

"Chelsea, and Manchester United under Jose Mourinho of course, are a lot of people's favourites for the title". No manager has outfoxed Conte in the past 13 months quite as regularly as Arsene Wenger, and perhaps none as dramatically.

The Gunners also handed Conte the most chastening defeat of his reign earlier that season with a 3-0 victory in the league, as well as defeating Chelsea in the Community Shield at the start of this term.

Chelsea host Arsenal in what is expected to be a mouth-watering Premier League 2017/18 clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, September 17.

"The games we played at Stoke and Liverpool didn't go the way we wanted". You do not win the [FA] Cup the way we did without it.

"We worked in full consultation with police and UEFA officials on the night and in advance of the game and had taken extensive steps in advance to prevent tickets being sold to visiting supporters". I hope this. Then during the game I think win the best. "No matter where you play, it's about football and so it's as well a good opportunity to show that we have that quality".

The focus will be on Spanish import Alvaro Morata, who has had a bright start to his Premier League stint with three goals from two matches.

A fifth-placed league finish led to pressure on Wenger, with the Frenchman coming in for criticism from some supporters again following a 4-0 defeat to Liverpool a fortnight ago.

Kickoff was delayed by an hour after a reported 20,000 Cologne fans had made their way through London towards Arsenal's ground despite only 3,000 tickets being allocated to the German club, who were playing in European competition for the first time in 25 years. We have to fight and play a game against a rival. "I think in that period the problem wasn't the coach, but maybe the club".

It's easy to see Arsenal capitulating as they have so often in recent years, especially at the Bridge.

"I've been taking anti-biotics".

Conte is likely to make a number of changes after rotating his squad against Qarabag, which means Eden Hazard could make his first start of the season following an ankle injury.

"I must say we worked more on it before the Liverpool game because we had more time to prepare", he added. "And obviously he's going to be vital", Mertesacker said. I think this wasn't the right way for us.

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