Arsenal will be up against Thomas Tuchel’s European winners in their 2021/22 Premier League second fixture. Who will get all three points at Emirates on Sunday? This post contains our Arsenal vs Chelsea predictions, betting tips, line-ups, odds and must-have betting promos from trusted UK online bookmakers.
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Arsenal will host their London neighbors Chelsea on Sunday, August 22nd (4:30 pm) at Emirates Stadium and will be televised on Sky Sports.
Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
Sunday, August 22, 2020
- 4.30 pm: Arsenal vs Chelsea
Arsenal vs Chelsea Betting PreviewArsenal opened their Premier League campaign with a disappointing defeat at the hands of newly promoted Brentford (2-0). The Gunners also suffered four consecutive defeats in pre-season. They started their preparations for the new campaign with a 2-1 defeat at Scottish side Hibernian on July 13 before drawing 2-2 with Rangers in their second friendly of the summer four days later. Mikel Arteta's men then lost 2-1 to Scottish side Hibernian before drawing 2-2 with Rangers. They followed those results up with narrow defeatst to London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham in the Mind Series. Pressure is mounting on Mikel Arteta, with Brendan Rodgers and Antonio Conte tipped as possible substitutes.
After winning the UEFA Super Cup on penalties against Villarreal, Chelsea started the domestic season with a comfortable win over Patrick Vieira's Crystal Palace. The Blues won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, courtesy of goals scored by Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic and Trevor Chalobah. It was a dominant display from Thomas Tuchel's men who, prior to these two official matches, played three pre-season friendlies over the summer. The Blues beat Bournemouth and Arsenal, in addition to drawing with Tottenham Hotspur.
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Probable Line-UpsArsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno; Tierney, White, Marì, Tavares; Lokonga, Xhaka; Pepe, Smith Rowe, Saka; Aubameyang
Mikel Arteta will be hoping his marksmen Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette to return for the Chelsea fixture. Both the strikers were missing from the Brentford clash. Should they miss this game, the youngster Folarin Balogun is expected to retain his berth up front, since Eddie Nketiah is out through injury. Nicol Pepè, Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe will form the offensive midfield trio, while Sambi Lokonga and Granit Xhaka will anchor the midfield. Ben White and Pablo Marì will form the centre back pair again, with Nuno Tavares and Kieran Tierney expected to start as full backs.
Chelsea (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Zouma, Christensen, Rudiger; Chilwell, Azpilicueta, Kantè, Kovacic; Mount, Havertz; Lukaku
Thomas Tuchel is confident to have N'Golo Kantè among the players available for selection. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Christian Pulisic are sel-isolating following a positive COVID test while new signing Romelu Lukaku is out of quarantine and is expected to lead the line. Mason Mount and Kai Havertz should play behind the Belgian, with Calum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner providing further options. Hakim Ziyech is out after a nasty looking arm injury in the Super Cup win. Ben Chilwell is likely to return on the left flank, Kurt Zouma should replace Trevor Chalobah in the three man backline. Thiago Silva is not 100% fit and should be handed a day off.
Our Arsenal vs Chelsea PredictionsArsenal haven’t lost to Chelsea in their last 4 outings. The last time these two teams met, the match ended in the favour of Arteta’s side. Anyway, the Gunners looked very awful against Brentford and it's hard to believe they can stop Tuchel's army. It could be another embarassing afternoon for the Gunners at Emirates, with Chelsea likely to win the match with more than one goal of margin. The 2-0 Chelsea win is our recommended correct score bet. Should Lukaku start the match, we expect the Belgian striker to put his name on the scoresheet.
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