Arsenal are set for another stern test this weekend when they host Chelsea in the Premier League. Who will win this Boxing Day's heavyweight clash? This post contains our Arsenal vs Chelsea predictions, betting tips, line-ups, odds and must-have betting promos from trusted UK online bookmakers.
How to watch Arsenal vs Chelsea?
The match kicks off at 17:30 GMT on Saturday, December 26 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.
Saturday, December 26, 2020
- 17.30 pm: Arsenal vs Chelsea
Arsenal vs Chelsea Betting Preview
Arsenal are desperate for the points as they could be just one point off the relegation zone by the end of the weekend. They currently boast a poor record of four wins, two draws and eight defeats from 14 matches this season. Mikel Arteta's men haven’t won in the Premier League since November 1st and at home in the league since October 4th. The Gunners are the fourth-worst side in the Premier League in terms of goals netted, with only Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion and Burnley having scored fewer goals.
Chelsea are currently fifth in the table, having won seven, drawn four and lost three of their 14 Premier League fixtures this season. They enter this clash on the back of consecutive defeats against Everton and Wolves followed by a 3-0 defeat of West Ham last weekend. The Blues are only six points behind league leaders Liverpool on the same number of matches but are just three points ahead of ninth-placed Aston Villa, who have two matches in hand.
In terms of direct encounters, The Blues have a fine recent record against the Gunners, having lost just two of their last 17 matches against Arsenal. The Blues prevailed 2-1 at this venue last season, when Arsenal threw away their lead with 7 minutes to play.
Chelsea are 21/20 favorite with Novibet to get all three points here. The home win is backable at 3/1 with William Hill while the best price for the draw is 27/10 with Novibet.
Anyway, 888sport are offering 25/1 for Arsenal to win and 9/1 for Chelsea to win.
Arsenal (3-4-3): Leno; Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Xhaka, Saka; Willian, Nketiah, Pepe
Granit Xhaka back from suspenson but Gabriel Martinelli is back on the injury list. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Thomas Partey are major doubts, meaning that Eddie Nketiah is likely to lead the line. Gabriel Magalhaes is also a doubt for the Gunners. Without Partey, Arteta will likely plump for Mohamed Elneny or Dani Ceballos in the heart of the park. There will be more changes from the side that started in the EFL Cup with Bernd Leno, Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka all returning. With Ainsley Maitland-Niles playing 90 minutes in the cup, Hector Bellerín will fancy his chances of reclaiming the right wing-back berth.
Chelsea (4-3-3): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Silva, Emerson; Mount, Jorginho, Kante; Werner, Abraham, Pulisic
Lampard must make a decision about whether he sticks with Tammy Abraham or goes with Olivier Giroud as central forward. Christian Pulisic adnd Timo Werner will be the attacking wings. Jorginho and Mason Mount should feature alongside N'Golo Kante in the middle of the park meaning there will be no place for Kei Havertz. Hakim Ziyech remains on the sidelines with a thigh problem, while Reece James and Ben Chilwell are both huge doubts.
Our Arsenal vs Chelsea PredictionsAs much Arsenal may need all three points against the Blues, it’s hard to see how they will get the better of Chelsea on Boxing Day. Arteta's men have the fifth-worst home record in the top flight this season, picking up just seven points from their seven games at Emirates.
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