Craig Bellamy states brutal prediction for Chelsea v Arsenal

Craig Bellamy is backing Chelsea to thrash Arsenal in Sunday's clash at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Craig Bellamy is backing Chelsea to “blow Arsenal out of the water” in their crunch Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues have been in good form in recent weeks after having bounced back from a shaky start to the new campaign.

Antonio Conte’s side lost the Community Shield to Arsenal before being beaten by Burnley in their Premier League opener at Stamford Bridge back in August.

However, the west London side have since won their last three games in the Premier League to move them up to third place in the table.

Chelsea also kicked off their Champions League group stage campaign in style by thrashing Qarabag 6-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Arsenal have lost two and won two of their opening four games, but former Wales star Bellamy says that the Gunners will have no chance against the Blues on Sunday afternoon.

Speaking on The Debate on Sky Sports, Bellamy said: “If Chelsea go about it with any intensity, they’ll blow Arsenal out of the water, this game could be over in the first half hour.

“Of course they can [cause a surprise] but I just can’t see it.”

Chelsea won the Premier League title in style last season after Conte’s appointment as the club’s new manager in the summer of 2016.

Arsenal, meanwhile, ended up fifth in the Premier League table as they missed out on Champions League qualification.

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