Chelsea v Arsenal Prediction, Preview & Odds – Premier League
We have a Chelsea v Arsenal prediction and preview plus betting odds for you ahead of a huge game on Saturday in the Premier League.
How To Watch Chelsea v Arsenal
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
When? 5.30 pm, Saturday, October 21st
What Channel? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event
Chelsea v Arsenal Odds
|Chelsea v Arsenal Betting Odds – Premier League 2023/24|
Chelsea are 21/10 to win their third straight league game and continue their strong recent form.
Arsenal have thirteen points from their last five league games and are joint-top of the table and are 5/4 to continue their flying form with a win this Saturday evening at Stamford Bridge.
The draw is priced up at 23/10.
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Chelsea v Arsenal Preview
Chelsea last season finished 12th which was their first bottom-half-of-the-table finish since the 95/96 season when they were managed by Glenn Hoddle, it’s no surprise they went through four managers in 22/23.
Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is the man tasked with steering the ship at Chelsea inheriting a bloated squad. Despite seventeen players departing during the summer, they’ve brought in another twelve for over £300 million taking their two-season spending to over a billion.
Chelsea have had an interesting start to their season opening their account with a 1-1 draw in Stamford Bridge against Liverpool. That was followed by four points from their next five league games where they lost 3-1 against West Ham, 0-1 against Nottingham Forest and 0-1 against Aston Villa.
Those results had plenty (including myself) speculating that Pochettino could find himself getting the sack early in the season. However, the ship seems to have steadied since with two league victories in their last two games 0-2 against Fulham and 1-4 against Burnley.
The most revealing statistic for me (Per UnderStat) is that Chelsea on the Expected Points table are third on the table with 15.40 and are one place above Arsenal with 15.32 points. This is despite these teams being 11th and 2nd respectively and it indicates that there isn’t that much between both sides despite what their table positions would indicate.
Arteta deserves plaudits for his work since taking charge back in 2019, particularly bringing them from a fifth finish in 21/22 to second place and a title challenge for some of the 22/23 season. With that said, the club could be criticised for abandoning the cup competitions last year.
Following a big summer of recruitment with the likes of Havertz and Rice for over £200 million a lot more will be expected from them on all fronts this season
Arsenal have had a strong start to their season with four wins and one draw coming off their opening five league games, including an impressive 3-1 win over Manchester United to establish themselves as serious early-season contenders.
In their proceeding five league games, they have an identical record of four wins and one draw meaning they’re yet to taste defeat this season. Most impressively, before the international break they secured a 1-0 victory against reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.
Their early-season form has been very impressive and has them second in the table only trailing North London Rivals Tottenham on goal difference. However, their Expected Points stat has them fourth and not joint-top so perhaps they’re not as strong as the table says.
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Chelsea v Arsenal Predicted Lineups
Chelsea Predicted Starting XI
RB: Cucarella, CB: Silva, CB: Colwill, LB Maatsen
CM: Caicedo, CM: Gallagher, CM: Fernández,
RW: Sterling, CF: Jackson, LW: Mudryk
Arsenal Predicted Starting XI
RB: White, CB: Saliba, CB: Gabriel, LB: Zinchenko
RM: Odegaard, CM: Jorginho, LM: Rice,
RW: Saka, CF: Niketiah, LW: Martinelli
Chelsea v Arsenal Head-to-Head Results
Per FootyStats, in their last 41 matches, the statistics are as follows. Chelsea have 17 wins (41%) of games, 9 draws have taken place (22%) and Arsenal has 15 wins (37% of matches).
From those matches, 76% of them have had over 1.5 Goals, 54% of them have had Over 2.5 Goals, 29% of them have had over 3.5 Goals and 51% of them have had BTTS.
Chelsea v Arsenal Last Five Results
Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea | 2 May 2023 Premier League
Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal | 6 November 2022 Premier League
Arsenal 4-0 Chelsea | 24 July 2022 Club Friendlies
Chelsea 2-4 Arsenal | 20 April 2022 Premier League
Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea | 22 August 2021 Premier League
Chelsea v Arsenal Prediction
Prediction: Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal
This is a fascinating tie-on paper with two historic rivals coming against one another in a huge early season Premier League encounter.
Chelsea, despite their two wins on the bounce, are currently 11th following a shaky start to their season with three defeats from their opening eight games. However, it should be noted that their Expected Points table has them third and ahead of Arsenal.
Arsenal are unbeaten in the league this season with six wins and two draws. Their twenty-point total has them second in the league. Their six goals conceded is the joint-best defence with Manchester City, although Chelsea have only conceded seven goals themselves.
Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals and Chelsea Win @ 11/2
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