Spurs to do Arsenal EPL favour after Champions League failure?

Arsenal get back to Premier League action this weekend, but as our game against AFC Bournemouth is due to be played on Sunday and the way that the other weekend fixtures are set then we could be six points off the top of the league table when we kick off at the Emirates Stadium.

Antoni Conte’s Chelsea are currently the EPL pace setters which is annoying when you consider that we ripped them apart not too long ago, but we can only hope that their recent winning run does not carry on this weekend and for that to happen we need our north London rivals Tottenham to do us a favour as they travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

On the face of it this does not seem likely, especially after their poor performance against Monaco this week saw them fail to qualify for the next stage of the Champions League and receive heavy criticism. However, I think the spuds might surprise us.

For one thing the players will have been blasted by their manager and will be keen to put their disappointment behind them and to be honest they did the same against us recently, playing much better than they had in Europe a few days before.

They also have a pretty good record against Chelsea so I would not be surprised to see them at least stop Chelsea from winning if not winning themselves. Even though three points would take our local rivals above us temporarily I think it would actually do us a big favour.

What result do you expect from this match that could have a bearing on our own chances?

Sam P.

Tags Chelsea tottenham

17 Comments

  1. Hey guys am a bit confused.. Why are PSG at the top of our champions league group when we are tied in points and we have a better goal difference compared to them???

    1. bran99 says:

      me too bro, and this means no matter what we do in the last game, if they win even narrowly and we hammer our opponents 10-0, we’ll still finish 2nd? very confused

    2. Jim A says:

      Head to head comparisions goes to away goals. PSG scored 2 yesterday while at their place we only scored 1.

      1. bran99 says:

        ok, so we are doomed, unless they draw and we win or they lose

    3. Kostafi says:

      UEFA rules mate

      If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied in the order given to determine the rankings (regulations Article 17.01):[1]
      1. superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question;
      2. higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
      3. higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches played among the teams in question;

      As we tie on goals scored in the head to head, they are ahead on away goals (2 v 1)
      Lets hope Ludogrets really want to play in the Europa League

  2. Incarnate says:

    I’d love to see the Spuds lose.

    1. Kostafi says:

      Always fun seeing Spurs lose, but on this occasion, Chelski could do with a pegging back I think. But for the sake of ending their wretched unbeaten run in the league, i hope they lose heavily.

  3. Gaurav says:

    I was wondering what will happen if top two teams have equal goals and away goals with equal points in UEFA group table.
    Anyone?

    1. dragunov762mm says:

      Then the position will arrange by their result against the 3rd position team at the group, home and away. By the way, that case was so rare.

      1. Gaurav says:

        Thanks man

  4. Uzi Ozil says:

    Uefa Champions League go with the head to head rules first before considering goal difference.

    We could still finish 1st and face a strong team. Even the so called mid teams can upset anyone in the knock out stage. My point is no matter where you finish, if you don’t bring your A game, you will be caught out..

  5. dragunov762mm says:

    Chelsea’s ECL absent is now taking good effect for them. I worry more about our November campaign that’s not yet being improve rather than the Spuds stung by their ECL fallen.
    Three draws in a row, I think we are sailing in the dead wind now. We ultimately need to gain new momentum before we fall further behind.

  6. Onochie says:

    Why don’t we mind our own business @Sam P? We should focus on the next game and how to get back to winning ways instead of looking at other teams and wishing for a favour

  7. Break-on-through says:

    PSG deserved to top the group over the two ties. I think after the luck we got in the first tie, it was a mistake to play such an open game in second. If these games had of been the next round, that’s pretty much how you’d expect us to go out. At least we haven’t been beaten. That’s a hallmark for all top sides, when you don’t win at-least make sure you don’t lose. Lets run Bourn through and get straight back on track.

  8. Olivier's toe says:

    And although we might not like to be reminded of it, the Spuds are still unbeaten in the League this season. If anyone can force a draw at Stamford Bridge it will be them. They hate Chelsea as much as they hate us!

  9. tissiam says:

    i’d be happy with a draw!

  10. Inkfight says:

    Win-win for us regardless of the outcome as long as we win our own game :p

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