by Nia Griffiths

Chelsea players Loic Remy and Kurt Zouma have both spoken about Chelsea’s tie with the Gunners on Sunday and claim they will be taking this match as seriously as any other.

The forward and centre-back have both hailed their support in pre-season so far and believe the crowd will be huge for them again during the Community Shield match.

Remy, who played 27 matches for the Blues last season, said, “We have had good preparation and now everybody is ready to play this game.”

While Zouma said, “We saw a big crowd against Barcelona and at the weekend we will see a big crowd as well. We are ready. We have a few days to recover and prepare ourselves and we have to be ready for this game.”

The 20-year-old continued, “Playing against Arsenal is never a small game. It is a derby and it is for a trophy and we want to win everything, and that begins with this game.”

Zouma only played 26 matches for Chelsea last season but it seems that if the youngster is speaking openly about the match, he may feature.

Both teams seem to be singing from the same hymn sheet at the moment. Both will take it seriously and both will use it as an indicator of how far the other team has progressed and therefore, how much they need to strengthen.

Everyone seems up for it so I can only imagine the match will be a good one.