Chelsea Arsenal: Blues can win Champions League and be virtually unstoppable – Paul Merson

That is the view of former Arsenal midfielder turned pundit Paul Merson. 

Chelsea lock horns with Arsenal in a mouth-watering Premier League tie at Stamford Bridge tomorrow (1:30pm). 

The Blues shook off their shock opening day home defeat to Burnley by winning their last three league games. 

And they will be looking to make it four on the spin against , who have endured a difficult start to the season. 

Arsene Wenger’s side have begun turning things around by beating both Bournemouth and Cologne. 

But Merson thinks Arsenal will capitulate like they did against Liverpool if  score first. 

And with Eden Hazard now returning and the prospect of bringing another marquee striker to replace Diego Costa in January, he reckons Chelsea have a squad capable of being ‘virtually unstoppable’. 

“I think Chelsea have a genuine chance of winning the Champions League,” Merson wrote in his Daily Star column.  

“They have done great to turn things around after a difficult start.

“They have so much guile now Eden Hazard is back, a good system and players who can hurt you as well as those who can defend.

“They just need another striker. They are one player short of being virtually unstoppable.

“It won’t matter against Arsenal though. If Chelsea go a goal up, you know Arsenal will capitulate.

“It could even end up being another match where, if you’re an Arsenal fan, you will need to turn your head away from the TV – just like against Liverpool.”