Chelsea and Arsenal go against themselves for the first time this season and both clubs are preparing for the crunch tie which will take place today at Stamford Bridge.
Having failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League competition, the two clubs changed their manager before the start of the campaign. Chelsea hired Maurizio Sarri, who replaced his fellow Italian manager Antonio Conte.
As for Arsenal, Arsene Wenger stepped down from being the club’s manager after 23 years at the managerial position and he was replaced with Unai Emery.
With new manager at respective clubs, lots are expected from the Blues and the Gunners fans by the end of this season.
However, this encounter would go a long way to determine how things could be for each manager at the course of the season.
As the players prepare for the game, some players — including former players like Peter Osgood, Tony Adams, John Terry and Thierry Henry — of each clubs were put in a montage and were asked to name the best player that has ever played for their respective clubs.
Willian(Chelsea) , Aaron Ramsey(Arsenal) , Gary Cahill(Chelsea), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) , N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) , Granit Xhaka(Arsenal) , David Luiz(Chelsea) , Hector Bellerin(Arsenal) , Alvaro Morata(Chelsea) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang(Arsenal) all provide their honest answers.
Eden Hazard and his Arsenal counterpart Mesut Ozil surprised the fans with their answers to the question.
According to the Belgian player, he is the greatest player to have featured for the West London outfits.
Just as Hazard, Ozil also claimed he is the best player to have ever played for the North London club.
After today’s match, it will be revealed if they are truly what they claimed to be. The encounter kick-off by 5:30 pm today.