Chelsea will play Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes it’s the best time for the Blues to face the Gunners.
Chelsea have overcome an early season blip against Burnley and have won every game since then.
And for Courtois, there’s no better time to play a big team but now.
“Sometimes it is good to face a big team early,” he said after Chelsea’s victory over Qarabag.
“Last year it didn’t work out against Liverpool and Arsenal, but this season we have already won at Tottenham. It is good to face Arsenal now.
“We are doing well. After the bad first half against Burnley, I think all our performances have been good. We have shown good spirit, good football and good wins most importantly of all.
“Obviously against Arsenal it will be a big game. They had a few bad matches, but won comfortably last weekend. Let’s see what they do in the Europa League, but they will probably rest some guys.
“For us and for them it’s a big game because we are third and obviously want to close the gap and take points off Arsenal as well. We are playing at home, it will be a great game and hopefully Chelsea will be the winner.”