On Saturday 19th January 2019, football fans will be treated to one of the best London derbies when Arsenal hosts their London rivals, Chelsea at the Emirates stadium. The action will take place at 2030 hrs. GMT. The day will offer Arsenal a golden opportunity to revenge the 3-2 defeat they got in the first leg at the Stamford Bridge. Both teams have been on fire throughout the season; however, the form has been tasted of late when both teams lost after long winning streaks.
Arsenal at number 5 with 41 points is looking forward to finishing among the coveted top four teams in order to book a place in the champions league next year. To achieve this dream, they need to start now and a loss over the weekend will diminish their dreams. However, as usual, Arsenal seems to have lost their ferocity as the premier league draws towards the end. But with Unai Emery, maybe things will be different this time.
Chelsea on the other hand, despite having lost of late to Tottenham and earlier on the Leicester, they seem to have shaken off the dust and are in form. The Sarri Ball effect is not yet dead in Chelsea. A win for them in the Saturday match will improve their chances in the top four positions.
With their current formation, Chelsea is favorites to emerge winners against Arsenal. A look into their five latest games, both sides have won once and drawn 3 times. However, Arsenal has all it takes to give Chelsea a hard time for their win.
Arsenal vs. Chelsea Head to Head
The two teams have played each other 53 times with Arsenal taking the greater chunk of wins at 19 against Chelsea’s 18. The teams have drawn 16 times. Arsenal has had 7 home wins and 12 away wins while Chelsea has 13 home wins and 5 away wins. The very first League meeting was on 9th November 1907 at the Stamford Bridge. Total scored goals have averaged 2.70 goals. Here is a look into their most recent clashes and its outcome:
- Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal
- Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea
- Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal
- Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal
- Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea
Arsenal will be going to the game without the services of Henrich Mkhitaryan, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck who are nursing injuries.
Chelsea, on the other hand, will likely enjoy the return of Alvaro Morata who has been nursing tight hamstring. However, they will be traveling without Marco van Ginkel and Ruben Loftus- Cheek who are nursing injuries.
Predictions and Odds
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The match will entail a hard-fought victory. However, Chelsea has the upper hand to win with a 3-2 victory over Arsenal. The best bets for the match are as follows:
- Both teams to score
- Over 2.5 on fulltime
- Chelsea to win