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With Man City closing on them, Arsenal is looking to extend their lead at the top of the table. The Gunners can make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League with a win here, while Chelsea would be careful not to pull further away from the title race.
|Tournament:||English Premier League, 2022-23, Matchday 15|
|Venue:||Stamford Bridge, London, England|
|Date:||1:00.p.m. on Sunday, 6 November 2022|
The bookies for football have kept the odds in this clash very close, with no clear favorite. Chelsea is priced at 2.75 (7/4) to emerge victorious, while a win for Arsenal is pegged at 2.80 (9/5). A draw has the highest value in this game, with a tie worth 3.50 (5/2).
Chelsea has enjoyed better results in Europe this year than in the Premier League. The Blues qualified for the next round of the Champions League, finishing top of their group. Chelsea is struggling in the Premier League and is 10 points behind Arsenal in the title race.
The Pensioners have lost once in the last five games but have dropped points in draws against Brentford and Man Utd. Chelsea has been victorious twice in the last five matches — both wins came against Salzburg and Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Champions League.
Arsenal is enjoying both domestic and European successes. The Gunners finished top of Group A in the Europa League and are also top of the Premier League heading into this fixture. Arsenal is two points ahead of Manchester City and would be keen to avoid slip-ups before the World Cup.
The Gunners have tasted defeat once in the last five games — a two-nil loss away to PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Europa League. Arsenal has picked up three wins and a draw from the previous five games. Mikel Arteta’s side was hoping for a repeat of their performances here last season.
The London derby is a fiercely contested game as bragging rights are involved. Arsenal was victorious last time at Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea has the better record in all meetings between these two teams.
League leaders just before the World Cup, Arsenal are having one of their best campaigns in recent years. Arsenal has avoided defeat 11 times in 12 Premier League matches this season. They are unbeaten in their last six games in the English Premier League and have already gotten wins against teams like Liverpool and Tottenham.
Chelsea is winless in their last three Premier League games, losing one and sharing the points on two occasions. They were hammered by Brighton last weekend in the league. Chelsea has failed to beat a top-six team this season, and Arsenal is expected to get a win or draw at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal has opened the scoring in their last five Premier League games. The Gunners have had good starts to their games this season. Chelsea has conceded first in their last two games. Backing Arsenal to open the scoring again is a good option at 1/1.
Arsenal averages 2.50 goals per game, while Chelsea scores 1.42 goals every 90 minutes. Seven of the last ten games between these two sides have seen both teams register at least one goal. Arsenal has failed to keep a clean sheet against a top-six team in the Premier League. Chelsea should grab a goal against the Gunners with both teams getting on the score sheet.
The Arsenal forward has taken three or more shots in the last three games he’s started for Arsenal. He is averaging 2.70 shots per game in the English Premier League and is expected to lead the frontline for Arsenal this weekend. Backing Gabriel Jesus to have three or more shots against Chelsea is a nice option.
Chelsea is unlucky with injuries this season, and it has influenced the odds for Chelsea. Wesley Fofana, Ben Chilwell, and Kepa Arrizabalaga aren’t expected in the squad against Arsenal. Ngolo Kante is out until February next year. Reece James and Mateo Kovacic are doubtful for this clash.
Bukayo Saka returned to full fitness and is in line for a start against Chelsea. Emile Smith Rowe is out with a groin injury and is the only injury concern for Mikel Arteta’s team.
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