Arsenal will travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the Premier League on Wednesday, 20th April. The Blues have experienced multiple ups and downs over the previous week across all competitions. When Thomas Tuchel’s players face the Gunners, they will seek to replicate their thrilling performance against Southampton in the last EPL encounter.
Arsenal will face a difficult assignment if they are to avoid defeat against Chelsea in their next Premier League match. The Gunner’s spot in the top five hopes appears to be in jeopardy following an unimpressive performance in previous games. They need to rethink their plan and reclaim their best form ahead of the crucial clash with the Blues.
Chelsea vs. Arsenal Form Guide and Team News
Chelsea will be hoping to repeat their FA Cup victory over Crystal Palace, which came by a score of 2-0. The Blues had 67 percent possession of the game and had 12 shots on goal, four of which were on target. Mason Mount in the 76th and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the 65th minute were the Chelsea scorers. On the other hand, Crystal Palace had six shots on goal, with only two of those being on target.
The Gunners will be looking to bounce back from their defeat against Southampton in the Premier League. In the encounter, Arsenal had 76 percent possession and 23 shots on goal, six of which were on target. On the other hand, Southampton had nine shots on goal, with three finding the target. Southampton’s lone goal came from Jan Bednarek in the 44th minute.
The last few weeks have seen a decline in Arsenal’s performance. They occupy fifth place in the points standings, having 54 points from 31 games. In their previous five EPL games, the Gunners have only managed to win two, and they face Chelsea after losing 1-2 to Brighton in their most recent appearance at Emirates Stadium.
Since their devastating defeat against Brentford, Chelsea has rebounded in the Premier League. They presently occupy the 3rd spot in the standings after 30 games, accumulating 62 points. After thrashing Southampton 6-0 in their last league outing, Chelsea welcomes Arsenal to Stamford Bridge.
Although Chelsea are still European champions, this campaign has been a disaster. Chelsea is out of the title race, 12 points adrift of Manchester City, the league leaders. Unfortunately, their poor play in December and January deprived them of the chance to compete for the title.
According to manager Mikel Arteta, injured Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is out for the fixture against Chelsea. Romelu Lukaku’s place in Chelsea’s starting lineup is still unclear. Ben Chilwell won’t be playing in the Wednesday fixture against Arsenal.
Chelsea vs. Arsenal Pre-Match Facts and Head to Head
Chelsea has scored in their previous six games, and they’ve done it consistently. They’ve racked up 15 goals throughout that time, while their rivals have netted just nine. However, we’ll have to wait and see if the trend continues in the upcoming game.
Recent games with Arsenal have shown that at least one team has kept a clean sheet. Look at the Gunners’ last six games. It did happen five times. The other teams have scored eight goals throughout these games, but Arsenal has only scored 4. Arsenal has not lost to Chelsea in their previous two league meetings played away from Emirates.
Chelsea has won twice in their most recent meetings dating back to 29th December 2019, and Arsenal has won three times, with one draw. Seventeen goals were scored between the two sides, with eight coming from the Blues and nine from the Gunners. A 2.83 goals-per-game average is what we’re looking at here.
Chelsea vs. Arsenal Predicted Lineup
Chelsea Predicted 3-4-1-2 Lineup: Edouard Mendy, Andreas Christensen, Trevoh Chalobah, Antonio Rudiger, Mateo Kovacic, César Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, Marcos Alonso, Timo Werner, and Kai Havertz
Arsenal Predicted 4-2-3-1 Lineup: Aaron Ramsdale, Gabriel Martinelli, Cedric Soares, Kieran Tierney, Ben White, Granit Xhaka, Martin Odegaard, Albert Lokonga, Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka, and Alexandre Lacazette
Chelsea vs. Arsenal Predicted Winner
We expect a tense encounter that ends in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory. Let’s see how this one plays out. Arsenal can overcome Chelsea’s defenses, but they may concede a few goals.
There’s a lot of room for improvement for Arsenal if they’re going to rival Chelsea in their backyard. The defense will have no room for error in this encounter. Chelsea’s goal is to defeat Arsenal at Stamford Bridge and keep their Premier League chins up.
Chelsea vs. Arsenal Best Odds
You can bet that Chelsea will win at 1.96. If you bet on the game ending in a draw, you will get 3.75 and Arsenal victory at 4.30.