Arsenal vs Chelsea
English Premier League
Date: Sunday 22nd August 2021
Kick off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Already we will have the pleasure to watch this always exciting London derby on Sunday, and it is Chelsea who will be the favourites to get the victory.
Arsenal were already under pressure before the season had kicked off given how they have had two poor campaigns in a row and now they will not play in Europe for the first time in 25 years. It feels like a new low for the Gunners.
On the opening day of the season they had plenty of the ball but looked like a team with little ideas and lost 2-0 against Premier League new comers Brentford.
Chelsea look slick and great just like they have this year since Thomas Tuchel took over and they had a fairly easy game to beat Crystal Palace 3-0 last weekend. It was a good run out for the European champions and the atmosphere at the Emirates will be electric for this game.
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Head to Head
- Last season Arsenal won this fixture 3-1.
- It’s been 2 years since Chelsea beat Arsenal in any competition.
- There is a 70% chance to see both teams to score.
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Prediction
Arsenal are in Chelsea’s shadow now and it wasn’t like this 15 years ago but time has changed and Chelsea are the best team in London now.
However recently Arsenal have got the better of Chelsea and in fact the Gunners did the double over the Blues last season. One worry for Arsenal is that their strike pair of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are ill. They both missed the opening game and are a doubt for this one and that would be a huge blow for the Gunners.
It’s hard to look past Chelsea here but we expect a very close game, but we will opt for the side who simply look more fluent and have much more confidence coming into this game