Former Arsenal star slams Chelsea amid poor form ahead of weekend’s London derby

Chelsea have lost five of their last six meeting against Arsenal and lost all five games under Frank Lampard so far.
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Chelsea have no chance of causing an upset against Arsenal this weekend at the Emirates, according to Paul Merson. The Blues are desperately in search of their first win since Frank Lampard took over from Graham Potter.

Chelsea are 11th on the league table and have lost all their five games under the 44-year-old club icon, and crashed out of the Champions League with no chance of returning to Europe’s elite competition next season.

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Arsenal are also struggling having seen their grip on top spot in the league weakened following three draws and a loss to Manchester City in their last four games.

Both teams meet in north London this weekend in desperate need of a huge response to kick life into their campaign- but Merson says Chelsea have deep-rooted problems and Arsenal will be looking forward to the game.

He told Sportskeeda: “I just don’t see this being a hard game for Arsenal.

“I’d be shocked if Chelsea won. I’m looking at their fixtures and wondering where their next win could be coming from. Sure, they’ve got Nottingham Forest at home coming up but that’s the only relatively easy-looking fixture.

“I don’t see anything but an Arsenal win here.

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“Given Chelsea’s squad depth, they should not be in the position they are in. Chelsea don’t have a good centre-forward. They can’t seem to figure out where the goals are coming from.”

Chelsea will be without both Mason Mount and Reece James, both now unlikely to play again this season but will hope to have Kai Havertz back after he missed the Brentford defeat.

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