Liverpool, Arsenal target Lars Bender ready for Chelsea audition

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender will be putting himself in the Premier League shop window tonight against Chelsea. Bender has been watched by Arsenal and Liverpool this season.

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender will be putting himself in the Premier League shop window tonight against Chelsea.

Bender has been watched by Arsenal and Liverpool this season.

"They've got high-quality players everywhere but we saw in the first game that we can hold our own," he said of Chelsea.

"It would have been totally different if we'd scored that first goal. But we showed we can compete.

"We've got a very big chance and, if you have a chance like that on your own turf, you have to use it."

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