Arsenal vs Chelsea are going to lock horns together in another interesting Premier League match.
2020 is on the corner and in one of the most exciting, last
matches, tonightArsenal will host Chelsea at Emirates Stadium
One of the interesting facts about this match regards to the coaches. As we all know, Arteta has recently started managing Arsenal while Lampard is coaching Chelsea. Therefore, the two former midfielders are going to face each other under the flag of the same teams, but this time as managers. 2020 is on the corner and in one of the most exciting, lastPremier League
matches, tonight Arsenal will host Chelsea at Emirates Stadium.
Here is all you need to know about
Arsenal vs Chelsea
match in advance:
As we mentioned before the hosts are currently 11th in the chart. This year they have faced 19 opponents, in which they have won over 5, finished 9 games in a draw and lots the other 5. Their most recent match was 2 days ago, against Bournemouth where they drew the match 1-1.
It has to be mentioned that Arteta will not have Tierney and Kolasinac in his squad for this match, both due to injury. This is while Dani Ceballos, Bellerin, Holding, Martinelli, and Sokratis are also questionable due to the same reason.
On the other side of the pitch, there are Chelsea. The Blues are currently 4th in the chart. In their most recent match,Lampard’s men were defeated against Southampton
and that’s why they need to bounce back by winning this match.
In case of their absentees, it has to be said that Van Ginkel is the team’s absent injury for this match, while James and Loftus-Cheek are doubtful.
These are the facts worth mentioning from the history books:
Arsenal have won two of their last three Premier League home games against Chelsea, as many as they had in their previous 12 against the Blues.
Chelsea lost this exact fixture 0-2 in January – they’ve not lost consecutive league games against Arsenal since October 2011, while they last lost back-to-back away league games against them in October 2003.
Arsenal have never lost a Premier League home game against Chelsea when they’ve scored the first goal, winning 11 and drawing four of their 15 such games.
Arsenal lost their final league game of 2018, 1-5 against Liverpool. They’ve not lost their last league game in consecutive calendar years since 1994/1995.
Chelsea have only lost their final league game in one of the last 16 calendar years, going down 1-3 at home to Aston Villa in 2011.
Arsenal have lost their last two Premier League home games, against Brighton and Manchester City. They last lost three in a row at home in the top-flight back in March 1977.
In all competitions, Arsenal have conceded at least twice in each of their last four home games, their longest such run since December 1965.
None of Chelsea’s nine away league games this season have ended level, with only Liverpool having won more games on the road in the Premier League this season than the Blues.
Chelsea have lost three Premier League games in December this year – the last time they lost four top-flight games in a single calendar month was back in October 1993.
28 of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 44 Premier League goals for Arsenal have been scored on Sundays, the highest ratio of any player with at least 40 goals in the competition.
Leno, Maitland-Niles, Chambers, David Luiz, Saka, Torreira, Xhaka, Nelson, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette.
Kepa, Tomori, Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Kante, Kovacic, Marcos Alonso, Mount, Abraham, Willian.
Sunday, 29 December
The match prediction is a bit hard as both teams are not in their perfect shape. For Chelsea, Lampard and the team will do their best to keep their place in the top four, while Arteta will do his best to prove he can save the team. That is why we assume the match will be over in a tie with more chance for Chelsea to be the winners.
Which team will be the winner in your opinion? Leave your comment in the comment section.