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Chelsea have heated rivalries with fellow Londoners Tottenham and Arsenal, and of recent, the rivalry between Chelsea and Tottenham has reached a fever pitch point.

Summer signing Tiemoue Bakayako had his first competitive appearance for Chelsea in a London derby victory, when we beat Tottenham 2-1 at Wembley last month, and the 23-year-old is not scared by the prospect of taking on the Gunners on Sunday. Rather, he thinks Tottenham are stronger derby rivals.

“I think that actually in terms of rivalries that Chelsea have, the one with Tottenham is perhaps even bigger than Arsenal,” said the 23-year-old. “Having already played that match, being able to win that match, being able to bring so much happiness to our fans was really a wonderful achievement for the team.

“Now we’re looking forward to the match against Arsenal, which perhaps carries less of that rivalry, but it is nevertheless incredibly important and it’s absolutely vital that we work hard to achieve the right result on the pitch.”

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