The Premier League’s only remaining unbeaten team is Arsenal, and they maintained their perfect record with a stunning performance just before the half. Arsenal met the defending champions Manchester City at the Emirates, a game that may put an end to the streak. Many predicted that the visiting team would win. However, the Gunners’ goal in the 86th minute from Gabriel Martinelli gave them the victory and put them joint-top of the table after their first eight games.
Chelsea, on the other hand, is still near the bottom of the standings but came into the break with a string of victories.The Blues have struggled in their first six league games under Mauricio Pochettino, winning only one of those games. But they put an end to that with victories against Burnley (4-1) and Fulham (2-0), giving them back-to-back league victories for the first time since March. However, Chelsea will now embark on a challenging stretch of games that will determine whether they have in fact turned the corner.
These numbers support our forecasts for Chelsea vs. Arsenal:
Chelsea’s previous two home league games have ended in losses without goals.
In their last seven contests with Chelsea, Arsenal has prevailed six times.
Since losing 3-0 to Tottenham in the May 2022 London derby, Arsenal has gone 15 games without a loss.
In the Premier League so far this year, Martin Odegaard has three goals.
Since August 2018, Chelsea hasn’t defeated Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Arsenal team news
Reece James and Malo Gusto are both available for Chelsea after serving their respective suspensions; James received a suspension while injured for verbally insulting a referee during the Blues’ 1-0 loss to Aston Villa. Ben Chilwell, Romeo Lavia, Christopher Nkunku, and Wesley Fofana are still unavailable, therefore Chelsea will also be hoping that Benoit Badiashile and Trevoh Chalobah are ready for selection.
Bukayo Saka missed the victory versus Man City and will not play for England, while William Saliba withdrew from France’s team due to a toe injury. Arsenal, however, will be trying to bounce back in time for the start of club football.
Chelsea vs Arsenal head-to-head record
- 2 May 2023 – Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea – Premier League
- 6 November 2022 – Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal – Premier League
- 20 April 2022 – Chelsea 2-4 Arsenal – Premier League
- 22 August 2021 – Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea – Premier League
- 12 May 2021 – Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal – Premier League
Arsenal have dominated Chelsea of late, winning six of the last seven meetings, including the last three at Stamford Bridge.