Malouda – It will be an open game against Arsenal

The Chelsea winger Florent Malouda thinks that Arsenal will not come to Stamford Bridge to defend, and it will be a much more open game than usual.

“Everybody knows the passing game of Arsenal,” Malouda said. “They have quality. We have seen many times teams coming here and try to close the game and it depends if you score early in the game but I think that Arsenal have always played the same way with their passing game and technical quality and they try to do the same against everyone.

“Manchester City was a tough opposition and our first defeat. I will speak from our point of view. We must expect a good reaction in front of our fans. We lost against Man City and now we have an opportunity with a home game to get back the winning atmosphere.

“It will be a big challenge for us to win against a team of the ‘big four’. Chelsea-Arsenal games are always important because they are just behind us and we want to increase the gap.

It won’t be easy because there are no easy games for Chelsea but now is time to recover and then we have time to think about Arsenal.”

It’s good that both teams have played on the Tuesday and will have a good rest ahead of Sundays game. It is definitely the biggest game of the season so far, and I just can’t wait!

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