Chelsea hosts Arsenal in this weekend’s Premiership highlight – the London Derby. After losing to QPR on the weekend, Chelsea desperately needs to win this match to stay in touch with log leaders Manchester City.
Chelsea has dominated Arsenal in recent seasons, beating the Gunners in six of their last ten matches. Arsenal have achieved three wins while a single match has ended in a draw. Arsenal pulled off just one away win during this period.
Arsenal’s last visit to Stamford Bridge produced a 2-0 victory for Chelsea.
Chelsea has been in decent form in recent weeks, taking three wins, a draw and a loss from its last five matches. The club was in a strong position to challenge for top spot in the Premierhip before conceding a shock defeat to QPR on the weekend.
Chelsea has put away 14 goals in the past five matches. Defence has been solid enough during this period, letting in just 4 goals during the same period.
Arsenal, meanwhile, is on the fast track to recovery, with four wins and a single defeat from its last five matches. The club was back to its imperious best on the weekend, putting away Stoke City 3-1 at the Emirates to climb to 7th place in the league standings.
Arsenal has scored a respectable 9 goals in its last five matches. The club’s defence has not been under pressure, and could stand some tightening with 5 goals let in during this time.
This is likely to be an evenly weighted fixture. Chelsea will be looking for a much improved performance against an in-form Arsenal side.
History favours the Blues for this contest, but the Gunners will be feeling confident coming into a fixture in good form to play a team that lost to one of the tournament’s minnows last weekend.
Our Chelsea vs. Arsenal betting tip is to go with a bet on a high scoring fixture featuring two quality attacking teams, by backing over 2.75 goals being scored in this fixture in the Over/Under Goals market.
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