Hector Bellerin: If Chelsea can do it, so can Arsenal

Hector Bellerin points to Chelsea's Premier League success last season as a blueprint for Arsenal

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Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin Photo: The Sport Review

Hector Bellerin believes that Chelsea’s Premier League title triumph last season proves that Arsenal can win the trophy this time around.

The Blues lifted the Premier League trophy in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge at Stamford Bridge, despite making something of a shaky start to the campaign.

Chelsea lost back to back games to Liverpool and Arsenal at the start of last season to leave Conte facing plenty of questions about his team.

However, the west London side bounced back in style to become the most consistent team in the country and they claimed the title for the second campaign in three seasons.

Arsenal have found themselves under intense pressure this season after the Gunners lost two of their opening four games, including a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool last month.

However, Gunners defender Bellerin pointed to Chelsea’s fortunes last season as a possible blueprint for success for Arsenal this term.

Bellerin told the IBTimes: “Look at how Chelsea began last season and how they ended up winning the title.

“It doesn’t only matter how you start but to be consistent. Check the Chelsea results at the beginning of last season. They had a difficult time too, they lost two games and won several games in the last minutes.

“Then, they won 13 consecutive games and eventually won the Premier League. Manchester City, however, started very well and then faded out.

“The important thing is to be consistent throughout the season. We have had two bad games but we now have six points and we have to look forward.”

Arsenal return to Premier League action on Sunday with a crunch clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues were 3-1 winners over Arsenal when the sides last met at Stamford Bridge last term. But the Gunners have won their last two meetings – in the FA Cup final in May and the Community Shield in August.

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