Arsenal and Chelsea are playing against each other in a match of round 23 of the Premier League. Both teams are in a fight for the fourth place, which gives rights for playing in the Champions League next season. At the moment, The Gunners are six points behind Chelsea in the standings, and an eventual loss will severely hurt their ambition for returning in the most prestigious European competition.
Arsenal have performed solidly in the derbies of London, at least in their home games. Their last defeat against a city rival in the Premier League was in January 2016, when Chelsea took the three points from Emirates Stadium with a 1-0 victory. Since then The Gunners have played in 12 London derbies at home and had nine wins.
However, recently Arsenal are showing weaknesses in defence and rely more on their attack. The Gunners are allowing too many goals and have just three clean sheets since the start of the season. Unai Emery is playing with three defenders who help the team over the wings, where Alexandre Lacazette and Alex Iwobi have to create chances for goals for their teammates. The problem of this tactic is the lack of quality in the centre of the pitch, as the current midfielders of the team don’t help at best possible way of the defenders of Arsenal. That is precisely how West Ham took the victory against The Gunners, thanks to good performance of Samir Nasri and Marko Arnautović in the central zone.
Chelsea have problems with scoring goals, but we think that they will score at least two on Emirates. The lack of quality striker forced Maurizio Sarri to use Eden Hazard as False Nine. The Belgian can create many problems for Arsenal, exactly where they are most vulnerable, and to bring the three points to The Blues, which are on a run of three consecutive wins in away games. I will back Chelsea Over 1.5 Goals, with Chelsea 2-1 Correct Score. We recommend placing this bet in William Hill, where you can take advantage of a $30 Welcome Bonus and regular promotions for loyal customers.
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Arsenal vs Chelsea Head to Head
Chelsea have one win, one loss and four draws in the previous six games against Arsenal. The last match between both sides was in August and ended as a win for The Blues with 3-2. The Gunners have just one victory in 14 fixtures in the Premier League versus Chelsea.
|18.08.2018||Chelsea vs Arsenal||3-2|
|01.08.2018||Arsenal vs Chelsea||1-1 (2-1)|
|24.01.2018||Arsenal vs Chelsea||2-1|
|10.01.2018||Chelsea vs Arsenal||0-0|
|03.01.2018||Arsenal vs Chelsea||2-2|
|17.09.2017||Chelsea vs Arsenal||0-0|
Arsenal vs Chelsea Stats
- Arsenal have won 13 of the last 16 fixtures at home in the Premier League.
- Arsenal are unbeaten in 12 London derbies on Emirates.
- Bernd Leno has just one clean sheet in 15 games in the Premier League.
- Chelsea are on a run of three consecutive wins as guests, with a winning difference of one goal.
- The Blues have ten clean sheets since the start of the season, with seven more than their opponent on Saturday.
- In six of the last eight games of Chelsea in all competitions have been scored under 2.5 goals.
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Arsenal vs Chelsea Team News
Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck are injured and will miss the match for Arsenal. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is in doubt.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is injured and will not play for The Blues. Álvaro Morata is in doubt because of the eventual transfer of the player in Atlético Madrid.