In an exciting London derby this Sunday, league champions Chelsea will play hosts to local rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have been in superb form following their shock defeat to Burnley on the opening day. They are currently on a four-game winning run in all competitions, and they seemed to have given a strong response to their critics – who had claimed that Antonio Conte’s side would struggle this season.
The West London side currently occupy the third spot in the table with nine points from their opening game. They demolished minnows Qarabag 6-0 in Champions during midweek, and last weekend, they had won 2-1 at Leicester City.
This is a huge game for the Gunners, who have lost to Stoke and Liverpool on the road this season. Since then, they have registered back-to-back wins in all competitions, including a 3-1 Europa League win over Koln on Thursday
However, Arsene Wenger’s side is never far away from a crisis. And their recent away record against the top six sides doesn’t bode well for them. The North London side haven’t won an away game against a top-six side since January 2015.
Currently, they are placed 11th in the table with six points from their opening four games.
The Gunners have failed to pick up a point in their last five league trips to West London. Last season, both sides won their respective home games. However, the Gunners were triumphant in the FA Cup final and Community Shield.
Chelsea vs Arsenal – Match Facts
The North London side have conceded at least two goals in each of their last eight trips to West London.
Wenger’s side have lost seven of their last ten away games in Premier League.
The Blues have won eight of their last ten home games, but they could keep only two clean sheets in that run.
Chelsea vs Arsenal – Team News
Deadline day arrival Danny Drinkwater is struggling with an injury and is not expected to make the squad. Alvaro Morata is expected to return after sitting out midweek’s Champions League game.
Wenger rested several of his key players for the Europa League clash, he is expected to make many changes for the game against the Blues. Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla will miss out with injuries.
Chelsea vs Arsenal – Match Odds
The Blues are overwhelming favourites to win the game, and they are available at 4/5 odds. A draw is available at 3/1 odds while an away win is slightly better priced at 18/5 odds.
We are backing a home win in this game as our prediction as we can’t see the Gunners getting anything out of this game. You can get the best odds for our pick at Bet365.
Chelsea vs Arsenal – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most probable result at 15/2 odds. However, we are going for the repeat of the scoreline from the game at Stamford Bridge last season. This means that we are backing the Blues to win 3-1 at the best odds of 13/1 at Betvictor.
Chelsea vs Arsenal – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Alvaro Morata has scored three goals in four league games this season, and he is the favourite at even odds. Eden Hazard, who made a substitute appearance in midweek, is available at 9/5 odds.
For the Gunners, summer-signing Alexandre Lacazette is the favourite at 28/13 while Danny Welbeck, who scored a brace last weekend, is an interesting option at 45/17 odds.
We are backing Hazard as our prediction, and for the best odds on him to score you can go to Paddypower.
Chelsea vs Arsenal – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
Last season, both league fixtures between these two sides ended with more than 2.5 goals, and we are backing the same as our prediction. Our pick is available at the best odds of 4/6 at betfair.