The London Derby between Arsenal (5th place, 41 points) and Chelsea (4th place, 47 points) on Saturday evening in Emirates (live on BT Sport and Dazn) is not an absolute top match this season either. “Top” are just the shell and the sound of the club name. On the field, it is a duel between two Constance-seeking teams, the first year under a new coach, both of whom feel the breath of the resurrected Red Devils from Manchester on the neck. So Arsenal and Chelsea have to seriously tremble this season for the premier class participation. For Arsenal it is almost a final for the Champions League admission to next season – at least over the league. For in a bankruptcy and then nine points behind would be extremely much imagination required to imagine that the Gunners could catch up this gap.
Chelsea have already played ten times this season, with league leaders Liverpool coming up with more clean sheets (13). Fulham (twice), on the other hand, is the only team that was even less likely to play zero than the Gunners (three times). Maybe that’s why Arsenal v Chelsea’s bookmakers’ odds are a blues favorite. However, the blues conceded two of the three bankruptcies in the foreign. Arsenal also has a big showing in Derbys home in London, has been unbeaten in twelve Premier League home derbies (nine wins, three draws) and has won the latest five. The last bankruptcy, however, was in January 2016 against Chelsea. With Arsenal vaulting 20 times in the seven London derbies this season, twice as likely as any other capital team, Arsenal v. Arsenal vs. Arsenal. For Arsenal replacement keeper Petr Cech it’s the last duel with his former club Chelsea. The veteran stops in the summer.
Arsenal vs Chelsea England Direct Comparison
Head-to-Head: 76 wins Arsenal – 57 Draws – 63 Wins Chelsea (169 competitive games)
Arsenal won just one of the past 14 Premier League games against Chelsea (five draws, eight defeats) – in September 2016. Chelsea, who won the first leg 3-2, have the chance to do so for the fifth time after the first leg to win the second leg against the Gunners. United Liverpool and Manchester United (both five times) managed the League Double so often against Arsenal.
Arsenal – Statistics & Current Form
The personality of Mesut Özil and its non-inclusion by coach Unai Emery continues to dominate the media. In the 0-1 defeat at West Ham last weekend, Özil did not even sit on the bench. However, the World Champion would have certainly not been bad for the unimaginative game of the Gunners in the last 20 minutes. For example, Emery faces fierce criticism from parts of the fans for the first time, which is also due to the two failures from the recent three Premier League games, after Arsenal had previously conceded just one defeat in 17 league games (eleven wins, five draws, one bankruptcy). Arsenal scored only two points from the past five league games – 13 points in five away matches before. The magic seems to have been lost to the Spaniard last something. At West Ham Arsenal finally lost for the third time in the Premier League and for the first time since November 2006. A few weeks ago, Emery got a 1: 5 apprenticeship missed by opponent Klopp. Nevertheless, Arsenal’s odds against Chelsea’s odds and predictions suggest a balanced game.
Since the discussion about Özil actually comes inconvenient. Especially since Özil Arsenal is a record earner in club history and sometimes gets more than twice as much salary as his colleagues. News of the English boulevard is in the offing, Emery wants to hand Ozil (who is still without action in 2019). Possibly in a loan deal with Inter Milan – that would open up new funding for Emery. Since summer Bernd Leno is new to Arsenal, but the German turned out not quite as support. In his first 15 Premier League starts, he played only once to zero. Only three keeper played in their first 15 Premier League appearances rarely to zero (not at all): Gavin Ward, Julian Speroni, John Ruddy. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has long since established himself as the top newcomer to the past winter transfer window. The Gabonese was directly involved in 18 Premier League home games at 20 goals (15 goals, five assists). Especially Aubameyang is one reason why Arsenal’s odds against Chelsea could turn the tables home. Welbeck, Holding, Mkhitaryan and Mavropanos are injured.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
14 goals: Aubameyang
7 goals: Lacazette
4 goals: Mkhitaryan
Expected formation of Arsenal:
Leno; Koscielny, Sokratis, Mustafi; Kolasinac, Xhaka, Torreira, Bellerin; Iwobi, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Last matches of Arsenal:
12.01.2019 – West Ham vs. Arsenal 1: 0 (Premier League)
05.01.2019 – FC Blackpool Vs. Arsenal 0: 3 (FA Cup)
01.01.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Fulham 4: 1 (Premier League)
29.12.2018 – Liverpool Vs. Arsenal 5: 1 (Premier League)
26.12.2018 – Brighton & Hove Albion Vs. Arsenal 1: 1 (Premier League)
Chelsea – Statistics & Current Form
You can say everything to Sarri, but not that he is not always honest in the post-match interviews for today. So he said that striker Alvaro Morata was not injured against Newcastle missing, but two striker on the bench for his system that day would have been simply useless. At the same time, Sarri pointed out that his team had lacked the presence of a real striker in the box. However, Sarri thinks less of Morata or Oliver Giroud, both of which are not quite up to the gusto of the Italian, although Chelsea spent 78 million pounds for both in the past 18 months. Sarri wants a striker like Gonzalo Higuain, who scored 36 Serie A goals in Naples 2015/16 in 35 games and cracked 1950’s record of Gunnar Nordahl. Nevertheless, a new striker is not the only construction site. Currently, the question arises if Eden Hazard does not do anything extraordinary about what “Sarri-Ball” should actually be. Against Newcastle had two geniuses to win the game, because of the dominant football with a clear plan was no trace.
Although Jorginho played with 2,000 more passes this season than any Premier League player at this time of the season, Sarri’s “Main-Man” is still without a template. A dream passport from Paul Pogba to Marcus Rashford has not yet been seen in the Blues king transfer. He is definitely not Cesc Fabregas, one of the best assistants to Premier League history, who left Chelsea midweek to the Principality of Monaco. Among the ten Premier League players with the most passes this season, there are four Chelsea defenders in addition to Jorginho, indicating that Chelsea is not taking enough risks and is not playing fast enough forward. Despite this, Chelsea is fourth in the table and has the chance to win four Premier League away games in a row for the first time since December 2016. Given Arsenal’s current record against Chelsea, we are predicting that a home win would be the better choice for Saturday night.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
10 goals: Haard
7 goals: Pedro
5 goals: Morata
Expected formation of Chelsea:
Kepa; Alonso, Luiz, Rüdiger, Azpilicueta; Jorginho, Ridge, Kovacic; Pedro, Hazard, Willian
Last matches of Chelsea:
12.01.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Newcastle 2: 1 (Premier League)
08.01.2019 – Tottenham Vs. Chelsea 1: 0 (League Cup)
05.01.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Nottingham Forest 2: 0 (FA Cup)
02.01.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Southampton 0: 0 (Premier League)
30.12.2018 – Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea 0: 1 (Premier League)
Arsenal vs. Chelsea Betting Tip & Prediction
With Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (12 points) and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (10 points), the two players face each other on Saturday at the London Derby, whose goals have given their teams the most points in the league. If Arsenal beat Chelsea in our forecast, Aubameyang could provide more Gunners points on Saturday night. Arsenal showed like Chelsea in recent weeks varied performances. But while Chelsea, as last week, also brought weak games to the finish, the Gunners lost at West Ham.
Key Facts – Arsenal Vs. Chelsea tips
Arsenal win only one of the past 14 Premier League games against Chelsea (1-5-8)
Arsenal has been unbeaten at home for 12 Premier League London Derbys (nine wins, three draws)
Chelsea won the recent three Premier League away games
For both it is a landmark game in terms of Champions League participation, especially as Manchester United with seven-mile boots is getting closer. For the match on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, for Arsenal against Chelsea our tip would be a trio of blues. But the Gunners are home strong and showed, for example, against Tottenham, which performance this team is capable of.
Betting Prediction: 1