Chelsea vs Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. In the Round 5 in Premier League, in the big city derby, Chelsea host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Chelsea vs Arsenal.
Chelsea vs Arsenal Match Preview
Chelsea started this season in Premier League very good with three wins and one lost game. The last season champions will be looking for another good performance and victory against big city rivals Arsenal. Home side won the last four games in all competitions, including the big victory against Qarabag 6-0 in the group phase of the UEFA Champions League. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has made some changes in team and rested some players in order to be fresh and ready against Arsenal. It looks that their best player from the previous season Eden Hazard has recovered from an injury and should play on this game, but it’s questionable is he ready to play all 90 minutes. Drinkwater is still injured, so he will not debut for his new club in the London derby. Arsenal beat Chelsea in the final of the FA Community Shield, so home side will be fully motivated to revenge them for that defeat and beat them upfront their supporters.
Arsenal haven’t made the perfect start in the new season of Premier League and after four rounds they are standing at the middle of the table with two wins and two lost games. After two defeats, against Liverpool 4-0 and Stoke City 1-0, Arsene Wenger‘s men have managed to take all three points against Bournemouth beating them 3-0. Meanwhile, visitors played the match against FC Koln in the group phase of the UEFA Europa League and won 3-1. Alexis Sanchez hit the net on that game, so we can expect that he will become even better and useful for his team in the next period. Interesting fact is that the last 5 matches between Chelsea vs Arsenal played at Stamford Birdge were finished with all home wins, so that betting tip on home win is acceptable. Visitors have very good options in the attack, but it seems that they have some problems in the defence, so it will be hard task for them to make clean sheet against Chelsea.
Chelsea vs Arsenal Team News
Home side have full squad available, except Drinkwater, who is still injured. Visitors will be without Cazorla and Coquelin, while Chambers is doubtful.
Chelsea vs Arsenal Predicted Lineups
Chelsea: Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Victor Moses, Cesc Fabregas, Willian, N’Golo Kante, Pedro, Alvaro Morata.
Arsenal: Petr Cech, Sead Kolasinac, Laurent Koscielny, Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal, Shkodran Mustafi, Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez, A. Lacazette.
Chelsea vs Arsenal Predictions
Home side have very strong team and they are favorites to win this game, but I can’t underestimate visitors and their attack. I expect interesting and open match between Chelsea vs Arsenal and believe that we will see at least three goals, so over 2.5 goals looks like a good betting prediction.
Chelsea vs Arsenal Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (Bet365)