In the sixth round of the English Premier League, Chelsea vs Arsenal. This is the big London derby and raises many passions of the fans. In this game will be given a lot of answers to questions that have emerged in recent weeks. Most of them are directed to Jose Mourinho.
The team headed by him was considered as a major contender for the title before the start of this season. After just five appearances the things are different now. Chelsea is 17th in the standings. This did not appeal to fans of blues and brings a lot of tension in the team. Arsenal is also considered as a team that can finish at first position this campaign. They present quite solid and are in fourth place at the moment. It is interesting to note that before six weeks Arsene Wenger would not win against the Portuguese.
However, the Gunners won the last match between these two teams in Trophy Community Shield with a minimum 1: 0. In the last six matches Arsenal has scored only one goal and it’s namely from this match. Before that, the statistics was on the side of the blue-stamped 10 goals against 0 and 3 wins and 2 draws.
Important facts about the game:
In the last 7 matches of Chelsea in the Premier League has scored more than 2,5 goals.
Arsenal has won seven of their last eight away games and also has three clean sheets in their last 3 games in the Premier League.
Something remarkable and important, Chelsea has conceded at least 2 goals in the last five games. This is quite interesting because their defence is weak after the start in the new season, unlike in the past when exactly their defence was the strong side supporting the victories.
The permanent injuries at Arsenal could be a problem for them from achieving goals. This proves a very serious problem for the French manager in the last few seasons. Jack Wilshere is again not available. He will again have to undergo surgery and will be sidelined until at least the end of 2015.
Missing, suspended and injured players.
For Chelsea permanently injured are William and Thibaut Courtois. They can not play in this match. Pedro, Falcao and Oscar are questionable. One of these three will probably start. John Terry, Matic and Diego Costa will probably return to the game after the break during the week in the Champions League match.
For Arsenal injured are Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Danny Welbeck. They will not be available for Wenger. Aaron Ramsey and Hector Bellerin are expected in the starting 11. Per Mertezaker may also start after the troubles that accompanied him. An important point is that Petr Cech comes for the first game against his former team in the Premier League, it will be an emotional moment for him.
Our prediction is a victory for Chelsea and under 2.5 goals in the match.
Bet365 2.40 3.50 3.10
Bet-at-home 2.32 3.38 2.92
Betfred 2.40 3.50 3.10
Sportingbet 2.45 3.40 3.05
William Hill 2.40 3.10 3.10