Arsenal vs Chelsea Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Arsenal vs Chelsea in Premier League.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Match Preview
In any season, this Arsenal vs Chelsea fixture would have had a bigger say in the destination of the Premier League (PL) title. But, this season, the result of this match will have no say in the title race, which is completely dominated by Manchester City right now. Take nothing away, though, from this Arsenal vs Chelsea fixture which will be played at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, January 3, so check out our match preview, betting tips and predictions for this game.
Arsenal’s season has been a disappointment so far, with issues both on and off the pitch pulling Arsene Wenger’s men down the table. After 21 games, the Gunners are fifth in the table (38 pts, W11, D5, L5) with six points separating them from fourth-placed Liverpool who have played a game extra. With Arsenal a whopping 21 points behind leaders Manchester City, the chances of lifting the title are as remote as the Gunners signing Lionel Messi! The only way the hosts can salvage their otherwise poor season is by finishing in the top-four. However, with the two Manchester clubs – City and United – along with Chelsea and Liverpool looking stronger than them, it is already looking like a tough mountain to climb! Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six PL games (W2, D4), but way too many draws are a concern.
Chelsea, on the other hand, have no such worries and a recent upturn of form has seen them rise as high as second. Although Manchester United have reclaimed that position with a win over Everton, Chelsea are just two points behind in third place after 21 games (45 pts, W14, D3, L2). A win in this Arsenal vs Chelsea fixture will propel them back into second position. The Blues have the second-best defensive record in the league, having conceded only 14 goals so far, and have lost only once in their last 13 PL matches (W10, D2, L1). However, they struggled away from home with just one win in their last four matches (W1, D2, L1). That gives hope for the hosts to pull off a win in this Arsenal vs Chelsea prediction.
Arsenal vs Chelsea H2H
The last six fixtures between these sides have seen each side winning twice and drawing twice.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Team News
Arsenal are without Santo Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud, and Sead Kolasinac. There are doubts over the availability of Nacho Monreal, Mesut Ozil, and Laurent Koscielny as well.
Chelsea have very few injury concerns as only David Luiz and Charly Musonda are unavailable for this game.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Probable Line-ups
Arsenal: Cech, Chambers, Mertesacker, Mustafi, Bellerin, Elneny, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Sanchez, Welbeck, Lacazette.
Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Zappacosta, Fabregas, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso, Hazard, Morata.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Predictions
Arsenal have enjoyed a great home record this PL season, having scored against every team at home. They struggled defensively as well, shipping three goals against Manchester United, Leicester, and Liverpool already this season. Given the attacking intent of both these sides, there could be over 2.5 goals in this fixture. We back both the sides to score a goal in this match, so that’s the betting tip for this game.