Arsenal vs Chelsea Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Arsenal vs Chelsea in Carabao Cup.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Match Preview
It is the London rivals battling it out in the League Cup and there is literally nothing to separate them! Arsenal and Chelsea have battled out a goalless draw in the first leg, which means they have all to play for. This Arsenal vs Chelsea second leg of the Carabao Cup will be played at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, January 24, so check out our Arsenal vs Chelsea prediction and betting tips.
It has been a surprisingly busy period for Arsenal in the last couple of days. The euphoria around the Alexis Sanchez-Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap is all settled now, which means the Gunners can concentrate on the job at hand. The 4-1 hammering of Crystal Palace at home in the Premier League has improved the mood in Arsene Wenger’s squad! That came after a disappointing run of fixtures that saw them remain winless in five fixtures in all competitions (D3, L2). However, consistency has been their bane and it is difficult to say with certainty which Arsenal side will take the ground for this Arsenal vs Chelsea match! With the side already dumped out of the FA Cup and no hopes of a Premier League title, this is the only title that they can dream. But, can they overcome their inconsistency?
For Chelsea, it hasn’t been any different, although they are in a much better position in the Premier League. The defending Premier League Champions are in a good position to finish in the top four, unlike their neighbors Arsenal. However, that shouldn’t be any solace for Antonio Conte, who is gunning for a title in the League Cup. They have beaten Brighton 4-0 last weekend and that broke a run of five consecutive draws in all competitions and cements their third position in the league. Away from home, the Blues have been encountering problems having won just two of their last seven competitive games and drawn four times. That includes a 2-2 draw at the Emirates. Can the visitors recover their form for this second leg, Arsenal vs Chelsea fixture?
Arsenal vs Chelsea H2H
Chelsea have the upper hand over Arsenal in their last seven meetings with Arsenal winning twice, drawing four games and losing just once.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Team News
Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud are out of contention for Arsenal while Aaron Ramsey and Nacho Monreal will require late fitness tests.
Chelsea will have Danny Drinkwater and Andreas Christensen for this fixture while Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas are injured.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Probable Line-ups
Arsenal XI: Ospina (GK), Koscielny, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Bellerin, Xhaka, Wilshere, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Ozil, Lacazette.
Chelsea XI: Caballero (GK), Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Moses, Kante, Alonso, Drinkwater, Pedro, Morata, Hazard.
Arsenal vs Chelsea betting tip
Arsenal’s form at the Emirates is very good this season. They have lost only to Manchester United at home and have won 14 of their 18 competitive games here. There will be quiet confidence within Wenger’s camp, although defensive problems cast a cloud on their aspersions. Can they see the Blues through? The Gunners have seen 12 of their 18 home matches witnessing at least three goals and we hope this to be the same. Don’t be surprised if Arsenal win and go through.