Step number 23 of the Premier League concludes tonight with London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea, extremely balanced match at online bookmakers. Playing the Emirates Stadium will start at 18.00 and can be watched live on Eurosport 1.
Arsenal comes after two consecutive draws in the league and thus lost the first position in the ranking. Maybe back in the forehead if it is necessary today, but the game looks extremely difficult. Chelsea not won the Premier League in 2011, losing five times since then, including tour this confrontation (0-2). But now make the best season in recent years and is experiencing a tremendous form. He lost only once in the previous 12 matches played and the home has a series of six consecutive wins. Defense department seems to be the strong point, third in the championship. Arsene Wanger still has big problems effectively, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky, Danny Welbeck and Santi Cazorla are injured, and Alexis Sánchez and Francis Coquelin are uncertain. Neither Ozil is not 100% fit but apparently will be forced.
Chelsea crosses itself a good time and never lost seven matches. Definitely will begin to climb in the rankings, but for now we find very close to the relegation zone. “Blues” won easily in the last match on foreign land in front of Crystal Palace (3-0) and morale is getting better and better. Still have a negative goal because of very poor defense, but lately offensive department makes increasingly better job. Falcao is only absent from camp guests, but Diego Costa and Eden Hazard are also not at full capacity in physically.
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Flamini; Sanchez, Ozil, Walcott; Giroud
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Zoume, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Mikel; Willian, Fabregas, Oscar; Cost
Even if lately we have seen fewer goals matches between these two teams, today I think things will be different and we will see a show. For football picks me I’m focusing on both goals in the gates and I rely on the form of the two teams crossed. Both are in a very good period, as already mentioned above in the analysis and they favor equal. Arsenal has averaged over 1.5 goals in the Premier League own arena. And the first goal in four of the previous six games at home and Chelsea’s offensive strength is not negligible. 13 times pointed guests today in the last six championship games. But they have big problems in defense department which earned 15 goals in 10 trips. Both managers apparently forces the offensive phase, introducing the stars, even if not 100% fit, and that says everything about their intentions.