Chelsea sent warning ahead of Premier League resumption

Sky Sports pundit, Paul Merson has warned Chelsea that they have some really difficult fixtures coming up, which they must overcome if they want to make progress this season.

After going six games without a win in the league, the Blues seem to have turned the corner with two consecutive wins against Fulham and Burnley.

However, Arsenal will visit Stamford Bridge after the international break, and Merson warns it may not be an easy fixture.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson said: “Chelsea had a great result [against Burnley], but they now have some unbelievably tough fixtures coming up. If they can get through them and get enough points in those games, then you would have to say they are going to be a threat and they have a chance.

“But they have not done it against the ‘lesser’ teams. I have said all along that I think Chelsea will be a better team away from home this season, as they have the pace on the break and teams have to come out. But when teams come and play six or seven behind the ball, they struggle badly.

“Arsenal come to Stamford Bridge [this week] and they will have a go at Chelsea, so it will be interesting. But against the better teams, like Liverpool who had a right go, those are the games they have played well in this season. So it will be interesting, teams will not want to play them as on their day.”

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