Chelsea midfielder Willian has said that the Blues “don’t like losing to Arsenal” ahead of the meeting between the clubs in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.
The Brazilian, whose side come into the semi-final second leg having put four goals past Brighton & Hove Albion, has said that his side are strong contenders for a place in next month’s final.
Antonio Conte’s men will meet Manchester City at Wembley, with their cup tie in the balance following a 0-0 draw in the first leg.
“I hope we can do something special to win,” Willian told the Evening Standard. “We have quality players who can do something different. Everyone has to be ready.
“It’s not just the Chelsea fans who don’t like losing to Arsenal. We, the Chelsea players, don’t like losing to Arsenal either. We are going into this game very strong.
Willian was on the scoresheet at the weekend against Brighton alongside Eden Hazard, who found the net twice.