CHELSEA CAN BEAT ARSENAL WITHOUT HAZARD

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Chelsea and Arsenal will resume derby hostilities as Chelsea play host to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

Eden Hazard is back from injury and has played two games for Chelsea this season but hasn’t yet reached match fitness.

However, former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Danny Murphy believes Chelsea can defeat Arsenal without Hazard, admitting that Pedro and Willian can do the job.

“I do not think Chelsea need to rush Eden Hazard back,” he said.

“They have two unbelievable players in Willian and Pedro who are playing well and they are winning games without him.

“That says a lot about Antonio Conte, making sure all the players know their job when they come in.

“If Alexis Sanchez is on the pitch then they can beat anybody.

“But Arsenal are tactically so naive that unless Arsene Wenger plays with a different mentality, and shuts up shop a little bit, then they cannot beat the likes of Chelsea away from home because they are too open.”

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