Arsenal vs Chelsea Preview, Predictions
English Premier League, England
Date: Wednesday, 3rd January 2018
Kick off at 19:45 [UTC/Italy]
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London, England
An exciting game is approaching, as two of the best teams in the English Premier League stand against each other. Will Arsenal manage to continue their chase towards the top for against mighty Chelsea?
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Arsenal vs Chelsea Possible Lineups
Arsenal vs Chelsea Preview, Predictions, Lineups: Following players are expected to start the game from both Arsenal and Chelsea in their upcoming clash in the English Premier League:
Expected Formation: 3-4-3
Expected Formation: 3-5-2
Arsenal vs Chelsea Recent Performance
Arsenal vs Chelse Preview, Predictions: Here is a quick look at how these teams have performed in their recent encounters in the English Premier League and EFL Cup:
Arsenal’s recent run is pretty good as they have won three out of their last five encounters where rest two were draws. Their recent away game against West Bromwich Albion was a struggling 1-1 draw. Arsenal managed to defeat Crystal Palace with a 2-3 score in away game. Arsenal’s home clash against mighty Liverpool was an action-packed 3-3 draw. In their EFL clash against West Ham United, Arsenal managed a maiden 1-0 win at home. They also defeated Newcastle United with the maiden 1-0 score at home.
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Their recent run is even better compared to their opponents. In their last five games, Chelsea won four and rest one was a draw. Chelsea recently registered a gigantic 5-0 win against Stoke City in their home game. They also defeated Brighton with a maiden 2-0 score at home. Chelsea’s away game against Everton was a draw as both teams failed to score. In their EFL Cup home encounter with Bournemouth, Blues registered a 2-1 victory. They also managed a maiden 1-0 win against Southampton at home.
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Arsenal vs Chelsea Team News, Tactical Analysis
Arsenal vs Chelsea Preview, Predictions, Team News: Here is some injury/suspension/return news coming out from both sides. Let us also understand how this game will affect standings of both teams in the English Premier League. Here is a quick look at the English Premier League points table:
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Gunners will be missing CDF Nacho Monreal, CMF Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey, FW Olivier Giroud due to injuries. LB Sead Kolasinac and CB Laurent Koscielny were seen struggling on Saturday so they are likely to miss this game too.
Arsenal is currently on 5th rank with 38 points, and they are putting real effort to get in top four. With only one more point than Tottenham, they cannot afford to lose or draw this game as it will offer spurs opportunity to overtake them. As Liverpool is six points ahead of them, Arsenal requires a big win to continue their quest of entering into the top four.
Mighty blues have less hassle to deal with ahead of this important game in the premier league. Chelsea will miss CB David Luiz because of an apparent knee injury.
Chelsea is on 3rd rank with 45 points. Liverpool is only one point behind them, however, as Liverpool has already played their 22nd game, Chelsea will remain safe on 3rd rank at least for one more game even if they lose or draw this game. Manchester United is 2 points ahead of them with 22 games. Chelsea has a nice opportunity to grab a 3-point win and take over 2nd position.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Head to Head Stats
- Gunners and Blues have a long history of 171 games. In which, Gunners lead with 65 wins, Chelsea managed 57 wins and rest 49 were draws
- No one seems to have a historic advantage
- However, in their recent five clashes, Arsenal won 2 games, Chelsea won 1 and rest two were draws
Arsenal vs Chelsea Predictions
Both teams are in really good form. We are about to witness a tough fight among two giants in the league. As they both have something to achieve, we are expecting both Arsenal and Chelsea to go all out. Since Arsenal will be dealing with many absentees, we are expecting Chelsea to dominate this encounter.
Final Score 1 – 2
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