The West London side now occupy the third spot in the table with nine points from their opening game. In contrast, Arsenal have endured a rocky period as a loss at Stoke was followed by a humiliating 4-0 defeat against Liverpool.
"Of course (the Liverpool performance makes this more important)".
"After that game we changed a lot of things and then we won the league. I don't know. But certainly they (Cologne) had more people here than tickets so that was certainly the cause", he said at the post-match news conference.
British media said 20,000 Cologne fans had made their way through London towards the ground despite only 3,000 tickets being allocated to the German club, who were playing in European competition for the first time in 25 years.
Prior to this encounter at Stamford Bridge, Nwankwo Kanu saw his goal drought stretch to 15 games but he ended it in style by scoring a hat-trick in the last 15 minutes of the game at Stamford Bridge after Tore-Andre Flo and Dan Petrescu had handed Chelsea a 2-0 lead in the first half. We just need to play in the same way we've played before against Chelsea, in the FA Cup or in the Community Shield.
The north London side are in eighth place in the Premier League table.
But little more than 12 months on from Conte's first London derby with Arsenal, Arsene Wenger's men visit Stamford Bridge without a win at Chelsea's home in nearly six years.
Conte will be without Danny Drinkwater after the England midfielder, a deadline-day signing from Leicester City, was ruled out for several weeks with a calf muscle injury. Alvaro Morata is expected to return after sitting out midweek's Champions League game.
'And I think the team and especially the fans are always excited when it comes to Chelsea v Arsenal'.
We are backing a home win in this game as our prediction as we can't see the Gunners getting anything out of this game. So, could with the overall record in our favour and confidence back on our side could this be the best opportunity to get that seemingly elusive W at The Bridge.
A 1-1 draw is the most probable result at 15/2 odds. Instead, we started the game 1-0 down. Arsenal's front man Alexandre Lacazette has scored one less goal but has flashed all of his upside, giving the Gunners hope they have finally found the man to spearhead their attack in the central areas. 'You know he is a special character but we all love him.
The 28-year-old watched on from the bench as the Blues beat his old side last weekend, missing the Champions League fixture as well. Our pick is available at the best odds of 4/6 at betfair.
Davis Cup: France, Serbia level at 1-1 on day one
The other singles match, if needed, is scheduled to pit Belgium's Steve Darcis against John Millman. Arthur de Greef and Ruben Bemelmans will team up against John Peers and Jordan Thompson in doubles.
Ko in hunt for major crown in France
The 23-year-old South Korean leads Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France. Should Jutanugarn take the trophy, she would become the 34th player in LPGA history to earn her first victory at a major.
Wall Street mixed after record highs
South Korea's Kospi index closed 0.4% higher, bouncing back from an earlier drop, as Asian markets overall finished mixed. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 64.86 points, or 0.3 percent, to 22,268.34, its fourth record close in a row.
Polling starts for Lahores NA-120 by
Rashid says her contest is not against Kulsoom but the federal and provincial governments of the PML-N and the Sharif family. More than 1,500 army personnel, 7,000 police officials and 586 traffic wardens have been deployed for the by-election.