With Chelsea having drawn against Liverpool, Arsenal slipped nine points off top spot ahead of Saturday's visit to the league leaders.
However, the title has seemed out of Man United's grasp for a while now and it is the four-point gap to the all-important 4th place that will concern Mourinho most. Desailly, who lifted the World Cup with France in 1998, insists the Gunners must triumph at Stamford Bridge to retain any hope of a title challenge. "It will be very important to have series of wins to put pressure on the rest". As I write this, Chelsea are now 1-1 with Liverpool and are looking likely to drop points, Spurs are 0-0 away against Sunderland and both Manchester clubs don't play til Wedneveningevenng, Arsenal and Arsene Wenger had the flawless opportunity to lay down their title marker.
The fact that their dropped points during that run have come against the teams in second and fourth suggests third-placed Arsenal could cause problems, but it is also worth noting that both of those results came on the road.
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Asked if the title was now Chelsea's to lose, Desailly told City A.M. Why do they continually lose easy games when they are in good positions in the league?
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Arsenal would certainly be a very different prospect with Kante in midfield. The team seems to lack intensity and speed. The Gunners cut them open at will and goals from Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil ensured the game was over as a contest by half-time.
Arsenal and Chelsea are the two most successful clubs in London when it comes to domestic trophies.
"You look at the facts and we were beaten in the duels". Antonio Conte is doing something different than Arsène Wenger and it is working.
The goalkeeper couldn't hide his frustrations as he warned team-mates they had to be at 100 per cent each and every time that they step out on to the pitch.
Chelsea's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Saturday afternoon promises to be an explosive encounter.