Chelsea vs Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Chelsea vs Arsenal Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Maurizio Sarri had a comfortable introduction to the Premier League as Chelsea managed a comfortable 3-0 win over Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium. Goals from N’Golo Kante and new signing Jorginho (penalty) gave a comfortable lead for Chelsea at half-time before Pedro provided a cherry on top in the 80th minute. Arsenal manager Unai Emery started his reign at the club with a 2-0 loss against Manchester City. The Gunners were second best on almost every aspect, as they lost to goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva in either half.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Arsenal have gone through a tough spell against the blues, but they are now unbeaten in the last six meetings against the London rival. Former Chelsea forwards – Didier Drogba and Diego Costa – were fond of scoring against Arsenal and it was a factor that led to Chelsea’s excellent record against the North London outfit since the turn of the century. Now, Arsenal enter into the match low on confidence after the loss against City, while the mood around Stamford Bridge will be substantially better compared to the situation around 10 days ago. I would pick a win for Chelsea.

Chelsea were relatively untested by Huddersfield but that is unlikely to be the case in this fixture. Arsenal names like Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are capable of scoring out of the blue. However, Arsenal have had a disastrous scoring run after scoring just once in the last six away matches against Chelsea. I would pick a clean sheet for the blues.

Chelsea win – 4/5

Chelsea clean sheet – 7/4

Chelsea saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Chelsea saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Arsenal

Arsenal saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Arsenal saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Chelsea

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Chelsea Form Guide

Chelsea Team Logo

Chelsea

Won

8

Draw

0

Lost

2
W A

23-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

28-07-2018

Champions Cup

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 6 - 5

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 7 - 6

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

05-08-2018

Community Shield

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-08-2018

Champions Cup

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 5 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

W A

26-08-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

Arsenal Form Guide

Arsenal Team Logo

Arsenal

Won

7

Draw

0

Lost

3
W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Boreham Wood Team Logo Boreham Wood

FT 0 - 8

(HT 0 - 5)

L A

26-07-2018

Champions Cup

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-07-2018

Champions Cup

Paris Saint Germain Team Logo Paris Saint Germain

FT 5 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 7 - 6

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Lazio Team Logo Lazio

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

12-08-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

18-08-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

25-08-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

02-09-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

15-09-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Chelsea Preview

Chelsea were able to put behind all the issues in pre-season by getting a comfortable introduction into the 2018-19 Premier League campaign. Sarri will be pleased with the performance from his players even as the World Cup stars are yet to hit 100% fitness. Sarri can expect a significant bump in quality when the likes of Eden Hazard return to their full fitness. Even though Kepa Arrizabalaga – the world’s most expensive goalkeeper – was able to keep a clean sheet on his debut, there are much more difficult games awaiting the young Spaniard.

Chelsea Team News

Cesc Fabregas (knee) and Marco van Ginkel (cruciate ligament) are the two first-team players unavailable for Sarri.

Arsenal Preview

Arsenal will be quite pleased with the way Manchester City were kept quiet on the opening weekend. The Gunners expected nothing less than a difficult match against City and a narrow defeat against one of the best teams in European football is no mean feat. Unai Emery’s tough introduction to the Premier League is unlikely to soft anytime soon, as Arsenal are up against back-to-back London derbies before they take on tricky away games against Cardiff and Newcastle. Emery faces a conundrum between choosing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette for the upcoming key matches.

Arsenal Team News

Laurent Koscielny (Achilles tendon), Carl Jenkinson (ankle), Sead Kolasinac (knee), and Ainsley Maitland-Niles (broken leg) are unavailable due to injuries.

Chelsea Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Arsenal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Chelsea vs Arsenal Sidelined Players

Chelsea
4 Cesc Fabregas Injured
Arsenal
31 Sead Kolasinac Injured
6 Laurent Koscielny Injured
15 Ainsley Maitland-Niles Injured
25 Carl Jenkinson Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 189 84
28 LB Cesar Azpilicueta 178 70
2 CD Antonio Ruediger 190 85
30 CD David Luiz 189 84
3 RB Marcos Alonso 188 85
7 CM N'Golo Kante 168 68
5 CM Jorginho 180 65
8 CM Ross Barkley 189 86
22 RF Willian 175 70
11 LF Pedro Rodriguez 169 64
29 CF Alvaro Morata 189 82
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Petr Cech 196 92
2 LB Hector Bellerin 178 74
20 CD Shkodran Mustafi 184 82
18 RB Nacho Monreal 179 72
5 CD Sokratis Papastathopoulos 186 82
29 CDM Matteo Guendouzi 185 68
34 CDM Granit Xhaka 185 82
7 CM Henrikh Mkhitaryan 177 75
10 CM Mesut Oezil 180 76
17 CM Alex Iwobi 180 75
14 CF Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 187 80