Pat Nevin states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Arsenal
The Blues legend is excited to see the potential of Chelsea FC and Arsenal when the pair meet in Saturday's London derby
Pat Nevin believes Chelsea FC’s clash against Arsenal will provide a real indication of what London club will dominate this season.
The Blues lost 2-0 to defending Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley in Maurizio Sarri’s first game in charge.
Chelsea FC made amends with a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town following goals from N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Pedro Rodriguez at John Smith’s Stadium.
Sarri’s men are in second place in the Premier League table behind Liverpool FC due to the Merseyside outfit’s superior goal difference.
Arsenal, meanwhile, lost 2-0 to the Premier League title holders after Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva scored either side of half-time at The Emirates.
The Gunners will make the short trip across London to take on their bitter rivals Chelsea FC in their next Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge.
Former Blues star Nevin believes the London derby will provide some insight into the capabilities of Arsenal and Chelsea FC this season.
“I am already looking forward to the Arsenal game at the weekend because they also seem like a side that is more dedicated to attacking football, and under Unai Emery they might just be a little more potent and direct than they were under Arsene Wenger in his later years,” Nevin told Chelsea FC’s website.
“The game against Man City at Wembley was too early for Chelsea, just as Arsenal’s match at the weekend against Pep’s men was too early for them, but this should give us a real glimpse of who could be the dominant London side this season, which of course is not to ignore Spurs who managed to scrape three points up at Newcastle, and I mean scrape!”
Chelsea FC signed Napoli midfielder Jorginho, Real Madrod midfielder Mateo Kovavic, Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and veteran English goalkeeper Rob Green.
The Blues have missed out on a Champions League spot in two of the past three seasons.