London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea will lock horns on Saturday in a much anticipated encounter. The Gunners lost their last game (another London derby) to West Ham. Тhey obviously lacked creativity in midfield with opportunities for Lacazette and Aubameyang hard to come by, but strangely Mesut Ozil was omitted from the squad and his future becomes more and more unclear. Chelsea prevailed over Newcastle last weekend and the Blues are now closer to 3rd placed Tottenham, than to their next rivals, who are now 6 points behind. Mauricio Sarri team parted ways with Cesc Fabregas last week, but Callum Hudson-Odoi seems set to stay in London, despite heavy interest from Bayern Munich.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last 20 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Arsenal||Loss||4 W/ 7 D/ 9 L||1 W/ 3 D/ 1 L|
|Chelsea||Win||9 W/ 7 D/ 4 L||1 W/ 3 D/ 1 L|
Worth mentioning: The last meeting between the teams was unofficial game from the summer friendly tournament International Champions Cup. Five of the last seven games ended in draws, with the teams recording 1 win each.
Last game between the teams: 18.08.2018 Chelsea – Arsenal 3:2; Pedro 9’, Alvaro Morata 20’, Marcos Alonso 81’; Henrikh Mkhitaryan 37’, Alex Iwobi 41’
Last game at this venue: 24.01.2018 Arsenal – Chelsea 2:1; Antonio Rudiger (own goal) 12’.Granit Xhaka 60’; Eden Hazard 7′
Arsenal vs Chelsea Head to Stats
|As of 13.01||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Arsenal||Loss||5 W/ 1 D/ 4 L||4 W/ 0 D/ 1 L|
|Chelsea||Win||6 W/ 2 D/ 2 L||3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L|
Last game Arsenal: 12.01.2019 West Ham – Arsenal 1:0; Declan Rice 48’
Last game Chelsea: 12.01.2019 Chelsea – Newcastle 2:1 Pedro9’, Willian 57’; Cieran Clark 40’
Top performers Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 14 goals 3 assists,Alexanadre Lacazette 7 goals 5 assists, Henrikh Mkhitaryan 4 goals 1 assist.
Top performers Chelsea: Eden Hazard 10 goals 10 assists, Pedro 7 goals 1 assist, Alvaro Morata 5 goals.
|Stats last 10 games||Scored:conceded||Over 2,5 goals||Both teams scoring||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Since Unai Emery took charge in the summer, Arsenal have not kept a clean sheet away from home. Last Saturday against West Ham in another London derby, they failed to score away from home in the Premier League for the second time this season, with the first being in round 1. From the last 5 Chelsea outings, only the last game produced over 2,5 goals and saw both teams finding the net.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Head to News
Missing players Arsenal: Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Rob Holding, Danny Welbeck.
Missing players Chelsea: Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Daniel Drinkwater, Marco van Ginkel.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Predictions
Both teams to score
Over 4 cards
A penalty to be awarded