Roberto Di Matteo challenged Chelsea to prove it could "move on" from the Didier Drogba era in Saturday's (9.45pm AEST) clash at Arsenal.
The European champion travels to the
And it will do so for the first time since Drogba quit the club this summer after eight years in which he terrorised its north London neighbour.
The striker scored 13 goals in 14 games against Arsenal, prompting Gunners boss
Drogba became the ringleader as Chelsea repeatedly bullied Wenger's men after the Cote d'Ivoire star's arrival at Stamford Bridge.
His departure has heralded a transformation in the way Chelsea plays - indeed, it bears more resemblance to Arsenal now than it does to the team Drogba inspired to Champions League glory last season.
"That's the past. We're looking to the future now."
"I loved my side last season as well,"
"I think everybody likes different aspects of football.
"We were very successful last season and played some good football. You always focus on a couple of games, but we played some good stuff."
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Manchester United is to part company with coaches Mike Phelan and Eric Steele.