Thiago Silva the only Chelsea player who gets in Arsenal’s team, says Jamie O’Hara


    Thiago Silva continues to be one of Chelsea's standout performers this season
    Thiago Silva continues to be one of Chelsea’s standout performers this season (Shutterstock)

    Thiago Silva is the only Chelsea player who would get into Arsenal’s starting XI, according to Jamie O’Hara.

    Chelsea host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday with the Gunners still flying high at the top of the Premier League.

    Graham Potter tasted his first defeat as Chelsea manager last weekend as his side were hammered 4-1 by Brighton, although they bounced back with a 2-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

    Chelsea have struggled to click in the final third on numerous occasions this season and former Tottenham midfielder O’Hara believes none of Potter’s attacking options would make it into Arsenal’s side.

    O’Hara says only Silva would replace Gabriel Magalhaes, but acknowledged that Reece James would make Arsenal’s team if he was not currently injured.

    ‘You can’t say Havertz because for me Jesus is way better,’ O’Hara told talkSPORT.

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    Arsenal are two points clear at the top of the Premier League ahead of their clash with Chelsea (Reuters)

    ‘Out of Mason Mount and Gabriel Martinelli, at the moment I’m taking Martinelli, Bukayo Saka over Raheem Sterling. Martin Odegaard, who gets in ahead of him? He’s fantastic.

    ‘Cesar Azpilicueta has been a fantastic player over the years but I think Ben White is ahead of him right now.

    ‘Everyone’s talking about Chelsea, who have spent a lot of money, £275 million. They should be challenging for the title.

    ‘I look at Arsenal’s team and it’s a better side. Arsenal have got to take great confidence going into the weekend.’

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