Chelsea FC to have more chances while Arsenal FC will have more possession. “Porto and Dinamo have one point each after their draw, so it was a good result for us”. “I think it’s important obviously but not crucial”.
It will be intriguing to see if the 19-year-old keeps his place against the Gunners, or if Nemanja Matic is restored.
The academy graduate impressed in the 4-0 win over the Israeli side on Wednesday. Chelsea will be without Willian, while Pedro and Radamel Falcao are to take late fitness tests and may or may not play a part.
Arsenal have started the season in typical fashion, not quite setting the world alight, but picking up points nonetheless. “I don’t have any critic about that”, he said when asked about the incident. He replied: “I don’t know, I leave that to the specialists”.
Mourinho still thinks the world of Eden Hazard…
Terry played every minute in the top flight last season, but has been less in favour this term, although Mourinho maintains he is a key ally.
Brendan Rodgers is expected to welcome back at least five players who were rested for the midweek fixture, including the likes of Christian Benteke, James Milner and Martin Skrtel – while Philippe Coutinho will make his first Premier League appearance since the global break after coming back from suspension.
“He’s the best player in England“, Mourinho said.
For a league that is often touted as the best in the world, critics again find themselves asking why these English clubs struggle in Europe’s premier club competition, and with good reason.
Chelsea have lost three of their opening five games – their worst start to the season in 25 years – and are now 17th in the table, six points behind Arsenal.
Despite dropping his main man, Mourinho insists there is no rift between the pair. “What is important is the quality of what we will see tomorrow morning at 12.45 and you want people to focus on that”. So what’s the problem?
“In Terry I have total confidence”.
“I’m a fantastic manager when I’m not winning matches and I’m a fantastic manager when I am”, he declared after fans chanted his name long and loud on Wednesday night.