London: Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has urged his teammates to stay mentally strong when they take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium today.
While the Blues will travel to London 10 points ahead of second-placed Arsenal, the Gunners are currently in a rich vein of form, having their last eight matches. And despite the knowledge that a win today will leave them wanting just three more points from their remaining five EPL fixtures, Matic wants his teammates to take nothing for granted.
"This is a big derby. They are in second position and it will be very hard for us because they are at home and are in a good moment. We won one big match against United but when the Arsenal game starts we forget what we did before," he told his club's official website. "We have to be physical, that is very important, but also it is important to be strong mentally."