Torres claims Chelsea know how to beat Arsenal
Fernando Torres is confident that Chelsea will consign Arsenal to a third consecutive defeat on Monday night, given the Blues have already beaten their London rivals this season.
Jose Mourinho's men dumped the Gunners out of the Capital One Cup in October with a 2-0 win at the Emirates and will be eager to heap further misery on a side routed 6-3 in their last Premier League outing against Manchester City, just days after a Champions League reverse at Napoli.
Spain striker Torres is bullish over Chelsea's chances of securing another win in Arsenal's backyard, which would see them climb above Arsene Wenger's side and move level on points with Premier League leaders Liverpool.
"We know how important it is for us. It's a chance to overtake them in the table and we know how important that is for the fans," Torres told the club's official website.
"We're playing Arsenal, and it's a huge game for both sets of fans.
"We've beaten them once this season at the Emirates, so we know what we need to do to win there.
"We just have to ensure we prepare for the game the best we can, and I'm sure we can go and do it."
The Capital One Cup triumph means the Stamford Bridge outfit have won their last three games against Arsenal, who have failed to win any of their nine matches against a Mourinho-managed Chelsea.