Chelsea vs. Arsenal: Premier League – Match Preview

Sunday’s early kick-off is a London derby as Chelsea entertain league leaders Arsenal.

Chelsea suffered a first defeat under Graham Potter when they were thrashed by his former employers Brighton 4-1 last weekend.

Chelsea edged past Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 in their final Champions League group game, however top spot was already assured going into the fixture.

Arsenal secured top spot in their Europa League group with a 1-0 win over FC Zurich thanks to a Kieran Tierney goal.

Arsenal eased to a 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest last time out, with substitute Reiss Nelson scoring twice.

Premier League form: Chelsea W2 D2 L1; Arsenal W4 D1 L0
Premier League top scorers

Chelsea – Kai Havertz & Raheem Sterling 3 goals each
Arsenal – Gabriel Jesus & Gabriel Martinelli 5 goals each

Match history
Both sides won the away fixture last year, with Arsenal recording an impressive 4-2 win at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal have a good recent record against Chelsea and have only lost one of the last six in all competitions.

Last five Premier League meetings
Chelsea 2 Arsenal 4 – 20/04/22
Arsenal 0 Chelsea 2 – 22/08/21
Chelsea 0 Arsenal 1 – 12/05/21
Arsenal 3 Chelsea 1 – 26/12/20
Chelsea 2 Arsenal 2 – 21/01/20

Team news
Ben Chilwell sustained a hamstring injury in the win over Zagreb and is out here and probably misses the World Cup.

Chelsea didn’t make a lot of changes for the Zagreb win, however expect Thiago Silva to return to the XI.

Takehiro Tomiyasu was forced off in the Europa League meaning Oleksandr Zinchenko could well be rushed back into the side.

Bukayo Saka eased any injury fears with a cameo midweek and he will return to the XI here.

Expected starting XI’s
Chelsea (3-4-3): Mendy; Chalobah, Silva, Koulibaly; Azpilicueta, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Cucurella; Sterling, Aubameyang, Mount

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus


Result: Draw
Tough one to predict at Stamford Bridge, but a draw looks the best bet

Correct Score: 1-1
Both teams to score in a draw looks good, 1-1 seems the safest prediction

Anytime Goalscorer: Gabriel Martinelli
The Brazilian has made a superb start to the season and has scored at Stamford Bridge before

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