Chelsea welcome Arsenal to the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

Blues will look to boost their top-four hopes as Gunners looking to end a run of three straight top-flight defeats in London Derby.

Chelsea booked their place in the FA Cup final last time out by seeing off Crystal Palace, while  Arsenal slumped 1-0 to Southampton at Saint Mary Stadium last time out.

Team News

Mateo Kovacic is a doubt for Thomas Tuchel’s side after being forced out of the win over Crystal Palace with an ankle issue on Sunday.

Ross Barkley missed the trip to Wembley due to illness while Callum Hudson-Odoi (back) and Ben Chilwell (knee) are longer-term absentees.

Arsenal is sweating over Alexandre Lacazette’s status after he tested positive for Covid, ruling him out of the defeat at Southampton.

Takehiro Tomiyasu, Kieran Tierney, and Thomas Partey are all out long-term and Arsenal are struggling as a result.

Head to Head

Arsenal has a good historical record against Chelsea and has won 79 out of 204 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Chelsea’s 66 victories.

Chelsea won the reverse fixture by a comfortable 2-0 courtesy of Romelu Lukaku and Reece James struck ending the Gunners’ three-game winning streak in this particular derby.

Arsenal is unbeaten in their last 11 midweek meetings with Chelsea in the Premier League, with their previous defeat coming in 1974.

Recent Form 

Chelsea has won four and lost two games from their last six fixtures, while Arsenal is struggling for any form and have two winners and four losses from the same number of matches.

Chelsea Predicted Lineup: Mendy; Azplicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Loftus-Cheek, Kante, Alonso; Mount, Werner, Havertz

Arsenal Predicted Lineup: Ramsdale; Soares, White, Gabriel, Tavares; Lokonga, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Smith-Rowe; Martinelli

Key Points

Arsenal has trailed at halftime in each of their last three matches but Mikel Arteta’s men have failed to score in three of their last five matches.

Chelsea hasn’t trailed at halftime in four of their last five matches but the Gunners have four losses in their last five matches.

Kai Havertz has scored in four of his last five league matches, while his teammate Mason Mount has scored four in the last three matches.

Betting Tips 

Our expert tipster partners at MonieBet.com are expecting Chelsea to win the encounter at Stamford Bridge.

Another outcome home team is over 1.5 but punters can put money on Arsenal and can play over 4.5 corners.

Arsenal has gone over 2.5 goals in 5 of its last 9 matches but all things considered, I also wouldn’t hate playing both teams to score.

Correct Score: Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal

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