12:30 GMT 17 September 2017
The Premier League has returned after the first international break of the season and it’s like the action never left. After another brilliant weekend of top flight football, one of the biggest fixtures of the campaign takes place on Sunday as Arsenal make the short trip across London to face the current champions, Chelsea. With just four matchweeks in the league so far, Chelsea sit 3rd on nine points while Arsenal can’t even break into the top half, they are currently 11th on just six points.
Arsenal have struggled against Chelsea in the last few seasons with just four wins in the last 15 competitive fixtures between the sides. Chelsea have been dominant, winning nine in this period. It was Arsene Wenger’s who have won the last two matches with wins in the FA Cup Final and the Community Shield. There have only been three times in the last 13 games where both sides have scored.
Chelsea must pick up all three points in this one if they are to keep up with the two Manchester sides at the early stage of the season. They are in a great position to get the win as they only have one doubt going into the match. Danny Drinkwater missed the Champions League tie against Qarabag with a calf injury so he might miss out.
Latest matches: Chelsea FC
|12.09.2017||UEFA||Chelsea FC||Qarabag FK||6:0||W|
|09.09.2017||Prem||Leicester City||Chelsea FC||1:2||W|
|27.08.2017||Prem||Chelsea FC||Everton FC||2:0||W|
|20.08.2017||Prem||Tottenham Hotspur||Chelsea FC||1:2||W|
|12.08.2017||Prem||Chelsea FC||Burnley FC||2:3||L|
The pressure on Wenger at the Emirates is relentless and another loss in this London derby certainly won’t ease the weight on his shoulders. They are still without Santi Cazorla who has missed almost 12 months with a nasty foot injury. Francis Coquelin won’t feature for the Gunners due to a hamstring injury.
Latest matches: Arsenal FC
|14.09.2017||UEFA||Arsenal FC||1 FC Cologne||3:1||W|
|09.09.2017||Prem||Arsenal FC||Bournemouth AFC||3:0||W|
|27.08.2017||Prem||Liverpool FC||Arsenal FC||4:0||L|
|19.08.2017||Prem||Stoke City||Arsenal FC||1:0||L|
|11.08.2017||Prem||Arsenal FC||Leicester City||4:3||W|
With a much stronger run of form going into the match as well as home advantage, Chelsea shouldn’t have too many problems picking up another three points against Arsenal. Wenger’s men might be on the receiving end of another hammering if they are not careful and aren’t expected to pose much of a threat to a Chelsea side which is almost back to its best.
17 September 2017 - 12:30 GMT
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