Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview, Predictions
EFL Cup, England
Date: Wednesday, 10th January 2018
Kick off at 20:00 [UTC/UK]
Venue: Stamford Bridge Stadium, London, England
EFL Cup is reached its semifinals stage. Chelsea is all set to host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge for their first leg encounter for the EFL Cup semifinal tie. It is definitely an attention-worthy game as both in-form team clash.
Chelsea vs Arsenal Possible Lineups
Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview, Predictions: Following are expected lineups and formations from both teams for their upcoming clash in the FA Cup Semifinals Leg 1 encounter:
Chelsea vs Arsenal Recent Performance
Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview, Predictions: Following is a quick look at how these teams have performed in their recent encounters in English Premier League and FA Cup:
Chelsea Team Form:
After rocketing up in the beginning of the season, blues have been chocking recently. In their last five encounters, Chelsea won two and rest three were draws. Their recent FA Cup away clash against Norwich City was a 0-0 draw. Chelsea’s last EPL game against Arsenal was a 2-2 away draw. They registered a dominating and gigantic 5-0 home win against Stoke City. Chelsea grabbed another 2-0 maiden home win. Their away cash against Everton resulted in a draw as both Chelsea and Everton failed to score.
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Arsenal Team Form:
Gunners’ recent run is pretty identical to their next big opponents. In their last five games, Arsenal won only one game, lost one and rest three were draws. Their recent FA Cup away game against Nottingham Forest resulted in a disastrous 4-2 defeat. Arsenal’s home game against Chelsea in EPL was a 2-2 draw. Their away game against West Brom was a struggling 1-1 draw. Arsenal managed a 2-3 win in an away game against Crystal Palace. Their home clash against Liverpool was a draw; full of tension as both teams scored three goals each.
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Chelsea vs Arsenal Team News, Tactical Analysis
Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview, Predictions, Team News: As EFL cup has reached semifinals stage, any team losing any game will be out. However, since this is a leg 1 game, the leading team will carry the advantage in leg 2 game. Here is some injury/suspension news from both Chelsea and Arsenal:
Chelsea Team News:
Ahead of this big and important game, Chelsea has a slight advantage as they have no casualties and will be entering the field with their full squad available for action. We are also expecting some rotation considering their drawn game this weekend.
Arsenal Team News:
Their last game turned out in a big disaster. Thus, the regular squad will be coming back into action. However, Gunners will miss CMF Santi Cazorla, DF Nacho Monreal, LB Sead Kolasinac and Olivier Giroud due to respective injuries.
Chelsea vs Arsenal Head to Head Stats
- Gunners and blues share a long history of 172 clashes. In which, Arsenal lead with 65 wins, Chelsea, not much behind with 57 wins and rest 50 were draws
- In their last five clashes against each other, Arsenal and Chelsea have one win each and rest three were draws
Chelsea vs Arsenal Predictions
Both teams are in decent form. Despite have their full squad, Chelsea doesn’t seem like really having any advantages. We expect both of them to go all out for this semifinal tie, however, it is definitely hard to predict the winner before the final minute.
Final Score 2 – 2
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