Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has praised the quality of Arsenal’s team ahead of our tie with the Blues on Saturday.

The Spain international was also quick to acknowledge his new team’s current poor form. It’s no secret that the title holders have had an underwhelming start to their Premier League campaign. With that in mind, the south London team will be looking for their second win of the season on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

“We didn’t start the season well and when you see Chelsea so far down the table you have to check twice to make sure this is happening,” Fabregas said.

“We have a big game again on Saturday so we must not rest and enjoy this week’s win, we just want to get another win and then we will see what happens.”

The midfielder added, “We just have to win. It is a London derby, we know Arsenal are a quality team, they play top football and it will be tough but we want to win and we can achieve that on Saturday.”

Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea battles for the ball with Francis Coquelin of Arsenal and Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal during the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 02: Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea battles for the ball with Francis Coquelin of Arsenal and Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal during the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The match, for once, might actually be bigger for Chelsea than it is Arsenal. Normally, the focus is on just how badly we’re going to lose at the hands of our London rivals, but on Saturday, the spot light will be firmly turned in Jose Mourinho’s direction as he attempts to win three points. Something he’s only managed once so far in the Premier League this season.

Our win against Chelsea in the Community Shield is something we need to build upon and if we play like we did in pre-season, we are more than capable of leaving with a victory.

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