Chelsea vs. Arsenal: Premier League – Match Preview

Chelsea and Arsenal meet Saturday evening in the stand out fixture of the Premier League weekend.

Maurizio Sarri’s reign as manager of Chelsea started with a comfortable 3-0 victory at Huddersfield.

Jorginho scored on his debut, with Ngolo Kante and Pedro Rodriguez also among the scorers.

Arsenal were beaten at home by the Premier League champions Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season.

Raheem Sterling and Bernando Silva scored meaning Unai Emery suffered a defeat in his first official game in charge of Arsenal.

Match history
Both league meetings last season finished level, including a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal edged out Chelsea over two legs in the Capital One Cup semi-final last year, winning 2-1 at the Emirates.

Last five meetings (Premier League unless stated)
Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1 (Capital One Cup) – 24/01/18
Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0 (Capital One Cup) – 10/01/18
Arsenal 2 Chelsea 2 – 03/01/18
Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0 – 17/09/17
Arsenal 1 Chelsea 1 (Community Shield) – 06/08/17

Both teams to score – 7/10 with Bet Victor

Team news
Eden Hazard is set to return to the XI in what will probably be Chelsea’s only change.

Ross Barkley, Pedro or Alvaro Morata will lose their spot in the team for the Belgian captain.

Arsenal will again be without a recognised left-back, meaning Stephan Lichtsteiner could feature in an unfamiliar role.

Alexandre Lacazette was benched on the opening day, however he could feature here.

Expected starting XI’s
Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley; Pedro, Hazard, Willian
Arsenal (4-3-3): Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Lichtsteiner; Ramsey, Torreira, Guendouzi; Ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang

Predictions

Result: Chelsea (5/6 with Sky Bet)

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

Anytime Goalscorer: Eden Hazard (13/8 with Bet Victor)

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