Chelsea vs. Arsenal: Premier League – Match Preview

The big Premier League clash of the weekend takes place on Sunday as Arsenal make the short trip to face Chelsea.

Chelsea have recovered well from an opening day defeat to Burnley and have won three league games in a row.

They thrashed Qarabag 6-0 in the Champions League during the week, with Davide Zappacosta scoring on his debut.

Arsenal recovered from a goal down to beat Cologne in the Europa League, with Alexis Sanchez scoring a stunner.

They eased past Bournemouth last time in the league, with Danny Welbeck scoring a brace.

Match history
Arsenal beat Chelsea in last summers FA Cup Final, with Aaron Ramsey scoring the winner for the Gunners.

Chelsea eased to a 3-1 win in the league meeting last year, with Eden Hazard scoring a superb solo effort.

Last five Premier League meetings
Chelsea 3 Arsenal 1 – 04/02/17
Arsenal 3 Chelsea 0 – 24/09/16
Arsenal 0 Chelsea 1 – 24/01/16
Chelsea 2 Arsenal 0 – 19/09/15
Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0 – 26/04/15

Draw HT / Chelsea FT – 21/5 with 888 Sport

Team news
Gary Cahill is available again for Chelsea having served a three game domestic ban.

David Luiz, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata are all set to return to the starting XI after being rested in the Champions League.

Sanchez is set to start, despite playing 90 minutes in mid-week versus Cologne.

Arsene Wenger only has Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin unavailable.

Expected starting XI’s
Chelsea (3-4-2-1): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Kante, Alonso; Hazard, Pedro; Morata
Arsenal (3-4-2-1): Cech; Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac; Sanchez, Ozil; Lacazette

Predictions

Result: Chelsea (4/5 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 2-1 (8/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Alvaro Morata (Evens with Sky Bet)

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