Arsenal vs Chelsea: preview & predictions

Match Overview
Arsenal are in dire straits and need something out of this fixture. Sat in 15th, just 4 points above relegation spot, a loss could lead to Arteta’s sack. Chelsea come into this game on the back of a 3-0 victory over London rivals West Ham. They’ll be looking to continue their run of form over London opposition with a victory over a struggling Arsenal side without a win in 4 games. Arsenal have also failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 8 games.

Head to head
Arsenal have conceded in their last 4 meetings with Chelsea
Chelsea have not kept clean sheet in 8 meetings with the Gunners.

Key Players
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Lacazette are joint top scorers for Arsenal with 3 goals. Willian leads the Gunners assists table with 3
Tammy Abraham is Chelsea top scorer with 5 goals, while Werner has the most assists, racking up 4 so far.

Referee

Michael Oliver (picture: premierleague.com)


Michael Oliver will direct proceedings in this London derby. With average yellow cards per game of 3.66, and 33 yellow cards shown in 11 games this season, expect a free flowing game with a few cards shown to both sides.

Goal scorer prediction: Tammy Abraham
Match Prediction: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90

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