Arsenal have had four players sent off in the last five Premier League games against Chelsea. These London derby matches can turn into feisty affairs. There is another big showdown between Arsenal and Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday as the two meet up at the Emirates for the evening kick off. It’s a big chance for one of them to land another big blow on the other and recently, all of those blows have been landed by Chelsea.
Even in the midst of that terrible season they had last term, the Blues managed to put two Premier League wins on the board against Arsenal. Chelsea landed a 1-0 win at the Emirates in last season’s corresponding fixtures and while they go as underdogs for Saturday’s game, they will have their backers no doubt, especially as they haven’t lost any of their last five league visits to the home of their rivals (W2 D3).
Chelsea, who are actually unbeaten in their last nine against Arsenal in the Premier League, have just hit a little slump though after winning their opening three matches of the season. A scrappy draw against Swansea was followed up by being taken apart in a home defeat against Liverpool. So the Blues have to find a way to respond, but will their leaky defence offer up enough resistance to Arsenal’s fluid attack?
Chelsea haven’t been good at the back and with Arsenal firing off the goals since their 0-0 draw with Leicester, the Gunners go into the game on home soil as favourites. They have started to find their feet and they are running on a three match winning streak in the top flight. They have the goals in them it would seem at the moment, to tear apart Chelsea, who couldn’t handle the pace of Liverpool last time out. Will that lead to a convincing Arsenal victory?
The Gunners through have failed to win any of their last five home London derby matches in the Premier League and their disciplinary record against the Blues isn’t great. They have also failed to hit the back of the net in any of their last six Premier League games against the Blues. Will they find a way to land their first league win over the Blues since 2011?
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