Match: Chelsea vs Arsenal
League: English Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Chelsea vs Arsenal: While Chelsea continues to struggle to put things in order, at Stamford Bridge, against the Gunners fighters, the Blues are considered the strongest.
The last time they met, Chelsea won on the road, 1-2.
12 of the previous 17 wins were won by the Blues.
Nine years have passed since Arsenal won in this stadium.
Chelsea has won nine of the last twelve games on the field.
Chelsea has a great opportunity to approach the fourth and last place to enter directly to the Champions League. Currently, the blues are in the fourth place, under the reds, the citizens and the foxes, and they have virtually no chance of overcoming them.
However, they have a five-point lead in fourth place over their closest competitors, Manchester United and Wolves. Behind Chelsea by six points, Sheffield United is seventh.
These three teams have the toughest games in their next league campaign, and if Frank Lampard’s men can register a victory over the Gunners, they may be ready to finish fourth at the end of the season.
Manchester United and Wolves will face Liverpool, a possible champion, and Sheffield will face two consecutive champions, Manchester City.
Chelsea was on tour the last day and fought to save at least one point against Newcastle. However, the only goal and the winner of the match came in the 90 + 4 minutes for the hosts.
Meanwhile, Arsenal was at home and Sheffield United recently promoted a 1-1 draw.
Speaking of the outcome of this next meeting, let’s consider the current form of Arsenal, especially along the way. The Gunners have failed to win in 16 of their last 19 games and 10 of their last 11 on the road.
They also have a total of only six wins throughout this PL season, and only two on the road. On the other hand, the Blues were undefeated in four of their previous five games and had also won three.
One of these victories was on the road, and it was against this same opponent, at the Emirates Stadium. In addition, Chelsea is on a streak of two consecutive wins and has kept the sheets clean in both.
Continuing, Lampard’s men have dominated the Gunners for some time. In fact, Chelsea have recorded twelve of seventeen previous H2 wins, and at this point they have won nine of the last twelve games.
In addition, in the last nine years, Chelsea lost only once at home to Arsenal, and in the previous sixteen years, only lost twice in total.
Given all these factors combined, as well as the absence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, it is the consensus that Chelsea will be victorious on Tuesday, and that also to some extent.