Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview | Premier League Tips

Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview | Premier League Tips

by 14th September 2015

Chelsea v Arsenal Match Preview, Betting Odds And Tips

Match Odds

Chelsea 23/20 – Draw 5/2 – Arsenal 11/5
Odds shown are from William Hill and are subject to change
Live on BT Sport 1 12.45 Saturday 19th September

Chelsea hosts London rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in the early Premier League kick-off on Saturday.
Chelsea’s Premier League campaign went from bad to worse last weekend, after the reigning champions suffered a 3-1 defeat at Everton. The loss was their third defeat in their opening five Premier League games. Meaning the Blues has made their worst start to a league campaign since 1988.
The defeat has left Jose Mourinho’s side 11 points behind current league leaders and last season’s runners-up Manchester City.
Arsenal claimed a comfortable 2-0 victory over Stoke at the Emirates Stadium last time out in the Premier League, with Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud getting on the scoresheet.
The win was the Gunners second in a row and put the Gunners five points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City at the top of the table. It seems like the side from north London could finally be finding their best form.

Facts And Figures

Arsenal has had the better of head-to-head record in Premier League meetings between these two sides, winning 18 of the 46 games played. Chelsea has claimed 14 wins, while 14 games have ended all square.
Chelsea has the better record of the two sides in the Premier League in the meetings at Stamford Bridge though, winning ten out of the 23 meetings on home soil. Arsenal has won seven and six games have ended in draws.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has beaten Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho just once in 14 meetings in all competitions. That victory came earlier this season in the Community Shield.
Arsenal has won just two of the last ten games between these two sides in all competitions.
Despite being reigning champions Chelsea has the worst defence in the Premier League, conceding 12 goals in their first five league games, one more than bottom of the table Sunderland.
The Blues had the best defensive record in the top-flight last season, but have conceded at least two goals in all five of their Premier League games so far this season.

Team News

The Blues continue to be without injured Belgian ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois. Asmir Begovic will continue to deputise for the former-Atletico Madrid star. Brazilian playmaker Oscar is also still a doubt for the clash, after failing to make the last four games.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho may decide to make changes in this clash with the likes of Willian, Gary Cahill and Baba Rahman all looking for a start in this clash.
The visitors are without England striker Danny Welbeck and Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Rosicky through injury, while central midfielder Jack Wilshere is also a doubt. Brazilian centre-back Gabriel may continue in the heart of the defence despite Per Mertesacker’s return to fitness.

Possible Chelsea line-up: Begovic, Ivanovic, Terry, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Pedro, Willian, Hazard, Costa

Possible Arsenal line-up: Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez, Walcott

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Chelsea v Arsenal Prediction

Games between these two teams tend to be hard to predict, but there has been some very entertaining encounters in recent years. The Gunners look to be finding their form, while Chelsea are struggling to find their feet this season. The draw looks like a very tempting bet in this clash. The odds on Chelsea and Arsenal to draw are 5/2

Our Big Match Tip

Our big match tip on the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Arsenal see’s us backing the 1-1 correct score result. So grab the odds of 13/2 with Hill’s that Chelsea and Arsenal will draw 1-1