John Terry has warned that Chelsea are ready to inflict another home humiliation on Arsenal in Monday night's crunch London derby.
The Barclays Premier League champions crushed the Gunners 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium last season and 4-1 in the previous campaign. Last November's victory was widely described as "men against boys" and although Chelsea go into Monday's game on their worst run of league form for a decade, captain Terry believes a repeat performance is on the cards.
"We think we can go there and do what we did last year," he told his club's official website, www.chelseafc.com. "If we're not thinking that, we shouldn't be playing."
Chelsea have won only one of their last seven league games and have not tasted victory in any competition for more than a month.
That was partly because of the postponement of last Sunday's home clash with Manchester United, who the Blues could find themselves six points behind when they take to the field on Monday.
Terry added: "Everyone is in the right frame of mind; it will be two weeks by the time the game comes around since we've played.
"We're raring to go and want to get off to a flying start."
Chelsea's miserable run has seen them slip from top spot to fourth in the table, a point behind Monday's opponents.
They have only found the net four times and kept just one clean sheet in that period, which coincided with injuries to key men Terry, Frank Lampard and Michael Essien. But all their star names are back for the game against a side who have scored plenty of goals but have been unable to keep them out at the other end.
Terry said: "Defensively they've conceded goals, and with our strikeforce and the threat we pose opposition sides all the time, one goal and a bit of confidence and everything is looking bright for us again. It just takes that one thing to set it off, and hopefully a goal away at Arsenal will do that, and we want to get back to keeping clean sheets."
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