Hector Bellerin has admitted that the slow start of the Gunners has shaken the confidence the players.
Arsene Wenger’s side started their Premier League season with a thrilling 4-3 win at home against Leicester, but then suffered a setback with two consecutive losses against Stoke and Liverpool.
After suffering the defeats the Gunners started questioning themselves and their chances of reaching the top-four. However, Arsenal bounced back with convincing victories over Bournemouth and Cologne respectively in the Premier League and League Europe.
Speaking to Arsenal Player regarding the shaky start of the season, Bellerin said:
“After the four games that we’ve played, there’s been a lot of doubts in the team and I think it’s a game where we can put those things to bed.
“We’re playing Chelsea and we’ve beaten them three times in the last four games, so we have a good record against them, but we know it’s always different playing at Stamford Bridge. They won the league last year so we obviously know they are a very strong team.
“With [Antonio] Conte there, they work really hard, they do very well tactically, so we have to be ready for the challenge and we know as a team we can beat them because we’ve done it before. Now it’s up to us to turn up and do things right.”