Premier League Action at Stamford Bridge – Chelsea face Arsenal
Leaders Arsenal are currently five places higher than their rivals Chelsea, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and sixth positions respectively.
Chelsea go into this match with 21 points secured
Brighton & Hove Albion were beaten 4-1 at American Express Community Stadium, the last time that Chelsea played.
Also, Chelsea keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last nine fixtures is astonishing this season. Now they have 6 matches won, 3 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in sixth place, with a total of 21 points having won six games, drawn three matches, and lost three meetings.
When Chelsea host Arsenal, they will do so on the back of three wins and two darts on their own ground.
Chelsea will have 24 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Chelsea are missing eight players through injury or illness. This will affect Graham Potter’s selection choices significantly.
Arsenal will seek to retain their position at the top of the table, this game is no exception
Arsenal come to this match on the back of a 5-0 home win against Nottingham Forest at Emirates Stadium.
Also, League leaders Arsenal keep finding ways to win, having secured 10 victories in their last 12 fixtures is astonishing this season, who sit comfortably withing the Champion’s League qualification zone. They are the team to beat, with 31 points and sitting at the top of the table (current record: 10W – 1L and 1D) having won 10 matches, drawn one game, and lost one game.
Arsenal have won four games, drawn one game, and lost one game of their six League matches playing away this season.
The ultimate prize this season will be for Arsenal to finish top of the Premier League and secure automatic qualification for the Champion’s League. However, they must play each game as it comes and secure the points, if that is to be achieved.
A solid defensive team
So far, Arsenal’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded 11 goals. Arsenal have one of the best goal scoring records so far this season, with 30 so far (29 from open play and one penalty). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Gabriel Jesus (5), Gabriel Martinelli (5), and Bukayo Saka (4).
Arsenal’s squad has depth, but even so, Mikel Arteta is likely to be missing three of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.
Chelsea v Arsenal – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Arsenal with a greater number of wins. In the last 75 meetings, they have enjoyed 28 victories, to Chelsea’s 26 wins. Also, Arsenal have left Chelsea with a win on nine out of 14 meetings. The last time both teams met in this competition Chelsea secured a 4-0 home win.
Players to watch
For Chelsea, Raheem Sterling is one of the top performing players after having scoredthree goals in 12 League fixtures this Premier League Season, while Gabriel Jesus, one of their best scorers, has nettedfive goals in 12 League games this campaign for Arsenal.
Other players of note for Chelsea are Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz with three goals each and for Arsenal are Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli with five goals both.