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EPL: You only defeated Chelsea’s second team, stop rejoicing – Rio Ferdinand tells Arsenal



 Premier League legend, Rio Ferdinand has told Arsenal to stop rejoicing over their Premier League victory at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

According to Ferdinand, Arsenal only beat Chelsea’s ‘B team’.

The London derby between the two Premier League giants ended 1-0 in favour of Mikel Arteta’s side on Sunday, taking the Gunners back to the top of the Premier League table after their opening 13 games.

In a 4-2-3-1 formation, Graham Potter fielded the likes of Edouard Mendy in goal and a back four of Cesar Azpilicueta, Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva and Marc Cucurella.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jorginho were the holding midfielders, while the three in front consisted of Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz and Mason Mount.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang played as a loan striker.

Ferdinand was not convinced by the strength of the Chelsea team that played against the Gunners on Sunday.

He told his YouTube podcast: “Look at the opposition you [Arsenal] were playing, it wasn’t even their first team!

“Still impressed, but it was not their first team. Kepa [Arrizabalaga] is the No.1 goalkeeper now.

“[Reece] James, [Ben] Chilwell, [Kalidou] Koulibaly, [Wesley] Fofana, [N’Golo] Kante, that’s six players who all [usually] start.

“It was their second team, their B team. Six starters didn’t start!”

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