Nowadays the Chelsea v Arsenal derby is just as important as the North London derby against Spurs in most Gooners’ eyes, and the fact is that our League record against the Blues has not been very inspiring in recent years, especially at Stamford Bridge where we have lost on our last 5 visits and haven’t won since 2011.
But that doesn’t mean that Arsenal are out of this game at all on recent form against Chelsea, as we have beaten them twice recently in the FA Cup Final at Wembley and the Community Shield in this season’s opener, and actually have 3 wins out of our last four meetings. That is no mean feat and it is about time that our League fortunes changed against the current Champions.
So personally, despite our underdog status in the game, I think that looking at the Chelsea v Arsenal betting odds from the Betfair exchange, I am inclined to take the 4.8 on an Arsenal win. Yes I know Chelsea are Champions and are an awesome team, but they must surely be a little less confident than usual about facing Arsenal after losing two trophies to the Gunners in the last four months.
Looking at the form of both teams, with Arsenal bagging six goals in the last two games, while Chelsea have bettered that with eight goals in their two, and both sides having ample players that have an eye for goal, I can’t help but think that whichever way the game goes I am pretty certain that it will be a very entertaining game with lots of goals as both sides love playing exciting attacking football.
With that in mind I have checked out the English Premier League bets from Betfair again, and I like the price of 2.58 on their being more than 3.5 goals in the game. Arsenal have Saed Kolasinac in explosive form and the ever dangerous Alexandre Lacazette leading the line with the now back-in-favour Alexis Sanchez. Not to mention Danny Welbeck who has started the season brilliantly with 3 goals already for the Gunners. Surely they are going to be dangerous against any team in the world.
And Chelsea now have Eden Hazard back from injury and is likely to start after getting a run out in midweek against Qarabag, Marcus Alonso has been doing a Kolasinac from the wing back position and has scored twice for the Blues, and it looks like Alvaro Morata has taken no time to adapt to the English game at all and is banging them in.
So I’m betting that this will be an end to end game with lots of goals, and I’m hoping Arsenal end up winning 3-2 or 4-2.
Come on you Gunners