Chelsea vs Arsenal: Preview, Team News and Prediction

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Chelsea vs Arsenal game today is a Premier League London derby that promises to be hot.

The two sides will be approaching the game coming from contrasting fortunes last weekend.

Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 2-0 last weekend in a semi-final tie of the FA cup.
On the other hand, Arsenal lost away to Southampton, the third loss in a row.

Besides, Chelsea fans could be apprehensive due to back-to-back home defeats against Brentford and Real Madrid.

The Blues have also won 50% of their home games in the league this season.

They got 26 points at home this season, which is the eighth-best record in the Premier League this term.

Chelsea last suffered consecutive defeats three times at home in all competitions 29 years ago.

The third defeat then was against Arsenal, hence, history is on the side of the Gunners today.

Arsenal’s top-four hope was dashed by the team’s loss to Crystal Palace, Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton.

However, if Tottenham and Manchester United could drop points, Arsenal could still contest for the top-four slot.

Team News

Mateo Kovacic is out of today’s game after suffering from an ankle injury last weekend against Palace.

Also, Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi are out due to injury.

N’Golo Kante would likely feature in the game while Romelu Lukaku could start.

This is due to Lukaku’s thrilling performance when the two teams met earlier in the season at the Emirates Stadium.

On the other hand, Arsenal’s Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney are out of today’s game.

Takehiro Tomiyasu may feature in Arteta’s line-up today but it is not certain that Captain Alexandre Lacazette will play.

Lacazette tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the game against Southampton.

Hence, Eddie Nketiah could lead the Gunners’ attack against Chelsea.

Prediction

Chelsea is not consistent in getting results against Arsenal, however, the confidence level of both teams will determine the winner.

Besides, Mikel Arteta is not effective when his first-choice eleven are not on the field.

As a result of this, Chelsea vs Arsenal today may likely swing to Chelsea’s side with about a 2-goal margin.

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