Chelsea head coach, Maurizio Sarri has revealed what he expects from his squad when they face their arch-rivals, Arsenal, at the Emirates stadium on Saturday evening in the second-leg of their Premier League encounter.
According to the Italian, he foresees a ‘difficult game’ against Arsenal that are trailing six points behind the West London club.
Sarri notes that Arsenal are dangerous opponent with one of the best attack line in the Premier League.
“This match for us is a risk and an opportunity. It’s a risk because they are doing very well at home, so it’s a difficult and dangerous match or us,” Sarri was quoted by Metro UK as saying at pre-match.
“They are really a good team. In the offensive phase they are one of the best teams in the Premier League, they are really very dangerous, and so for us it will be really very difficult.”
Sarri added: “That was a different match I think. They changed in the last seven or eight matches.
“But we learned that they have really very, very dangerous movements in the offensive phase, very dangerous without the ball, especially when our full-back is out of the line to cover the ball.
“We have to be careful. We worked during the week about this. But they are really very dangerous.
“I think that we can be dangerous against this opponent but we have to stay in the match, we have to defend with a very high level of attention of application for 95 minutes.”