Carlo Ancelotti claims Arsenal are "afraid" of Didier Drogba ahead of Chelsea's trip to the Emirates Stadium on Monday night.
Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas admitted this week his side go into games against the Barclays Premier League champions and Manchester United "scared of losing".
And no player appears to give them the jitters more than Drogba, who has scored an incredible 13 times in 13 games against them.
The Ivory Coast striker has not been at his best this season following a malaria scare but still found the net against Arsenal in October.
Chelsea boss Ancelotti said: "I think they are a little bit afraid of the performance of Drogba, because he's done very well against them. If Drogba plays at his best, we'll have more opportunity to win."