Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says their opening 20 minutes against Watford on Tuesday night was well below par for the Gunners and he feels that the team were “asking for trouble” after their poor start to the match.
Arsenal conceded twice to goals from Younes Kaboul and Troy Deeney in the opening period of the game, and never fully recovered to salvage anything from the match. Cech told Arsenal.com that the players need to do themselves justice against Chelsea:
“I think we owe ourselves a performance that will get us back on track because above everything we let ourselves down in the opening 20 minutes of the Watford game… When you start the way we started you are asking for trouble and that is exactly what happened.”
The Gunners face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in an afternoon kickoff tomorrow. Anything less than three points will make any tilt at the league title a very long shot indeed this campaign.
The Arsenal players will need to turn up like they did when they faced Chelsea first time around back in the Emirates in September. Antonio Conte’s side will do their London rivals no favours if they start as slow as they did against Watford mid week.