But little more than 12 months on from Conte's first London derby with Arsenal, Arsene Wenger's men visit Stamford Bridge without a win at Chelsea's home in nearly six years. They were also outclassed by Atalanta in the Europa League during the week, which means that they have conceded eight goals from their last three games and scored nothing. Let us know in the comments! But it's very early.
"As always, the key is to be much better defensively than we were at Anfield, and to be much more unsafe going forward".
Swiss footballer of the year Xhaka is a very talented player, but he's been making sloppy mistakes with the ball at his feet and often loses positional discipline.
Thousands of Cologne fans brought traffic to a halt in central London in the late afternoon/early evening, as they began their journey to the game.
Chelsea enter this clash having not lost to Arsenal at home since October 2011.
"Whether you think Chelsea play a back three of give is irrelevant really".
Arsenal were charged with a breach of safety and security regulations because of a blocked stairway in the away end, European soccer's ruling body said in a statement. Every time we speak about this we are unlucky.
Despite Arsenal's poor start, Conte still views them as title contenders.
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Soon after, it became clear that the sheer numbers of supporters was starting to cause a problem, as documented here from Twitter and our live text of the match.
A lot of attention will be on Wayne Rooney's return to his old stomping ground and we will be watching to see what he will come up with against Manchester United.
One bright spark from Thursday's game who could feature at Stamford Bridge though is Sead Kolasinac who only played the second half.
"Anything can happen and we have to fight".
At least 22 people were injured after a bomb exploded on a packed London Underground train during the morning rush hour in what police are treating as a "terrorist incident".
Parsons Green is only a short distance from Chelsea's Stamford Bridge home.
Conte, however, believes Arsenal will be challenging for the title this year and that his team face a hard challenge when the sides meet on Super Sunday.
The sacking of Frank de Boer by Crystal Palace after just four Premier League matches this week was another reminder of how unstable modern management can be, and Conte said: "It's always a pity when another coach is sacked".
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