Arsenal's Francis Coquelin praises Chelsea pair Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas

One of Arsenal's key players this season has been speaking prior to their match against Chelsea.

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has been speaking to the club’s official website about the upcoming Premier League match against Chelsea.

The Gunners are currently the Blues’ closest challengers in the race for the title, and while it may be too much to ask for Arsene Wenger’s side to catch them, they can at least cause them a few late problems.

Arsenal have been brilliant in recent times while Chelsea have been grinding out results, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top on Sunday.

Coquelin is likely to play a significant role but he has highlighted two Chelsea stars who are also likely to play a big part in proceedings, one of whom knows Arsenal extremely well in the form of Cesc Fabregas.

Speaking first about Eden Hazard, the Arsenal midfielder said, “He is probably one of the best players in the league, maybe even the best this season.

“Hazard and Cesc Fabregas are great players who can do such great things at any time in the day. You need to be focused the whole time and that’s what I’m trying to do for the 90 minutes.”

If Coquelin can do that, he might yet get the better of Chelsea’s star-studded side. After all, Arsenal have plenty of quality talent of their own and the way they have played in 2015, many will make them favourites for this clash.

Whatever happens, expect Coquelin to be at the forefront of the action throughout.

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