Two teams from the top six of the English Premier League clash on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea host Arsenal.
This mouth-watering London derby match will be fought out from 19:45 GMT in West London before a capacity crowd and the millions watching the match live on television. Chelsea are the home team with the backing of a huge support, but, as experienced followers of this competition already know, nothing can be taken for granted in the Premier League, especially at this late stage of the season.
With both teams hoping for a top-four finish and a spot in next season’s Champions League, the three points will be hotly contested. But which side will delight their fans by securing a win and picking up all three points? That remains to be seen, but another competitive encounter is expected, and the stats tell us to prepare for an exciting 90 minutes of action. Two clubs from the same city with similarly high expectations added to the cauldron of noise we expect from Stamford Bridge. You must take your seat early for this game.
The Blues and the Gunners have already played once this season in the league, with Chelsea securing the bragging rights at the Emirates Stadium back in August. Much has changed at both teams since that game, but supporters of Chelsea will take heart from the 2-0 win achieved across the city in summer. The goals that day were scored by Romelu Lukaku, with the Belgian firing his employers into a lead inside 15 minutes before Reece James made it two before half time. An interesting stat relating to this fixture is that one team has failed to score in each of the last two renewals, with Arsenal winning 1-0 here 12 months ago.
Chelsea vs Arsenal prediction
Chelsea are higher in the table, hold the home advantage and boast the better recent form of the two sides involved here. Add that to the fact they hammered a team that Arsenal lost to at the weekend, and it’s plain to see why Chelsea are fancied by many pundits to win this match.
Arsenal are better than their recent form suggests, and we can expect to see them raise their game for this London derby. A win here may come as a surprise result, but it would help get the Gunners’ bid for a top-four finish back on track.
Premier League odds
The pre-match betting available at 22bet has Chelsea at 1.83 for the win with Arsenal at 4.42 and the draw 3.54.
Our Pick: >1.5 Gols
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