WILL ARSENAL GO BACK TO THE TOP OF THE TABLE WITH WIN AGAINST CHELSEA? PREDICTION
Arsenal have the chance to regain top spot in the English Premier League if they can muster a win against struggling Chelsea on Tuesday night.
The Gunners come into the game in second place with 75 points, one behind leaders Manchester City.
While Chelsea dropped to 12th place with 39 points, just nine above the relegation zone, in their worst season of the EPL era.
Only Newcastle United have prevented the Gunners from scoring at the Emirates this season, and Chelsea are struggling for goals.
Arsenal have won four of their last five matches against Chelsea in the league – as many victories as they had managed in the 23 such matches preceding this run.
Chelsea are without a win in 8 games and have lost 5 consecutive games ahead of this clash, a very poor statistic to go into the game with.
A deflected goal in the defeat to Brighton is also their only goal scored in their last 5 games and come here as underdogs.
Arsenal have won their last two Premier League games against Chelsea and are looking to win three such games on the trot for the first time since 2004.
Arsenal have never lost a midweek match against Chelsea in the Premier League and have won four of their 10 such games.
Is this going to be an easy win for Arsenal to keep their EPL hopes alive or can Chelsea cause an upset? Click here to place your bet on this game.
What time does Arsenal vs Chelsea start?
The game kicks off at 20:00pm BST at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal vs Chelsea team news
William Saliba remains sidelined through a back injury and Rob Holding will continue his partnership with Gabriel at the back.
Leandro Trossard has already scored against Chelsea this season for Brighton and will hope to challenge for a starting role here.
Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Jesus will be the key components of the Arsenal attack on the night.
For the visitors, Reece James and Mason Mount have been ruled out until the end of the season.
Joao Felix has started on the bench for the last two games but he will return to the starting XI alongside Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang will have to settle for a cameo appearance off the bench against his former employers.
Arsenal vs Chelsea head to head
Arsenal have a good historical record against Chelsea and have won 82 out of the 206 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Chelsea’s 66 victories.
Arsenal vs Chelsea current form
The hosts only have one win to their name in their last 5 games but one defeat as well, dropping points in three consecutive draws.
The Blues on the other hand are on a five-game losing streak.
Arsenal vs Chelsea prediction
Chelsea have won only once this season against current top half opposition .
The home team have been the better side this season despite only drawing with bottom side Southampton in the last home game 3-3, Chelsea will be hoping to to cause an upset.
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