Chelsea v Arsenal prediction – a repeat perfomance?

Has there ever been a better time to play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge? Not under Jose Mourinho, I’ll wager. The Slightly Ticked-Off One has overseen the Blues’ worst start to a Premier League campaign for 29 years, with his side sitting pretty at 17th in the table, having conceded the most goals in the league with 12. If Arsenal can topple Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, not only will it be sweet revenge for Wenger’s 1000th game debacle all those years ago, but it could push the malignant Jose ever closer toward the exit. Yes, we can start to dream.

Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho have come up against each other 14 times, with the most recent match the 1-0 Arsenal win in the Community Shield. That was the first time the Gunners have bested a Mourinho Chelsea, and while everyone loves to write off the season opener as a glorified friendly, it has given Arsenal an edge. Namely, they can do it. It can be done. Chelsea under the Portuguese One are not infallible. Leave that to the Invincibles.

“Saturday is a big match, it’s a great rival. This result can put us in a better situation. We had too many bad results. We couldn’t have this one on top of it”, said Mourinho ahead of the match. The message is pretty clear. The Premier League champions cannot afford to lose any more ground on Manchester City. Sadly for them, Arsenal are more than capable of getting points off them this weekend.

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Like the sound of that? Well, a draw at the Bridge would be very welcome in my book. Especially if it helps me win in the Pools! But that would mean I need Chelsea to score..

Give it to Falcao, that’s always worth a giggle.


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  1. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Its a good result if we dont get hammered…

    a draw would be a bonus!!!

    1. Lethal Prince 9 says:

      And a win will be like the best day in the office…. What say Hafiz?

  2. davidnz says:

    Chelsea need to win or
    Mourinho will be sacked.
    Arsenal need to win to
    keep pace with City.
    Anything could happen.

    1. Goonsquad8 says:

      You really think mourinho would get the sack? My buddy mentioned that but I don’t think so

      1. davidnz says:

        Yes because Chelsea will
        be 14/15th and that is
        simply not acceptable
        for their club.

    2. YingYang69 says:

      Abramovich has begun to show signs of change, he let Cech join us and he refused to keep throwing money so Mour could get Stones which is something they would have done without care. Then he brought in two defenders the club scouted for small amounts, the business they done this season reminded more so of how we might have acted by bringing in one top attacking player for a good price. I think the owner is starting to hear or listen to the billionaire play club jibes, he seems better concerned with money spent and they are getting the stadium and facilities in order ..maybe in not far future they will abide by self sustainability.

  3. 007 says:

    2 : 1 to the Arsenal.

    – Sanchez 27th minute
    – Theo 50th minute

    We can do it. The lads should go into this one with no fear, smaller teams have had success against Chelsea because they played with full commitment to took the game to them. Our striking force needs to be sharp and I would encourage long range shots to unsettle Begovic. Our defense needs to be on point too and we should avoid giving away silly fouls or corners as our defending on set pieces is still a challenge.

    Give Gabi to chew up Costa.

    Best of luck to the team and have a great weekends guys. I’m out, catch you all on Monday.

    1. KickAssFan___ (For Peace To Reign, Join The AKBz) says:

      A “no-look-elbow” will do the trick.

      1. YingYang69 says:

        Have a little peek ..just to make sure it is Fabregas/Hazard/Costa. I vote Fabregas.

        1. KickAssFan___ (For Peace To Reign, Join The AKBz) says:

          Eh, I say it be……………………Costa. Lol!!!

  4. Fatboy Gooney says:

    An Article with blah blah dribble,
    Which shows more interest and excitement for the POOLS
    ?? rather than the game at the bridge!

    Heres my two bobs worth!

    Away wins for…
    Arsenal … odds 3.00
    Leicester. .. odds 3.00
    Crystal Palace… 4.05

    Newcastle v Watford. .. 3.25
    Bournemouth v Sunderland. .. 3.85
    Aston villa v West Bromwich. .. 3.20
    Man City v West Ham …. 6.25
    Liverpool v Norwich. .. 3.95
    Southampton v Man Utd… 3.20

  5. rkw says:

    Who knows…what is for sure is that we have to play way better than in any of games so far…they have gaps in defence and have lost two serious attacking options so I hope we are attack minded…team almost picks itself … Reluctantly would say Walcott over giroud with ozil playing behind …. Problem is both of these players are lazy in defence … That probably means Ramsey on right which remains a ridiculous option in terms of quality and balance but ox was hopeless on Wednesday … Unless he wants to gamble on the French kid which I doubt … Man city attack is now aguerro sterling de brute silva …who says height matters!!

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