The stats are definitely not in Arsenal’s favour for Saturday’s game at Chelsea

They say records are there to be broken, and Arsenal definitely have to overcome a few when they travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. I was just looking through the official Chelsea website to see what they were thing about our game and found these statistics they had compiled ahead of the game. It doesn’t make pleasant reading but there are some positives on our side….

Chelsea play Arsenal on Saturday for the 196th occasion in all competitions, more than we have played against any other club.

The Blues won five of our past six home league games against the Gunners and drawn the other (0-0 last season).

The Gunners’ last victory at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League was in October 2011 when they won 5-3.

Arsenal have failed to score in four of their last five Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal won one of their past 13 Premier League clashes with Chelsea, although in all competitions they are unbeaten against us in six matches.

Chelsea have lost one of our last eight Premier League games (against Newcastle on the final day of last season), winning five and drawing two of those.

That visit to St James’ Park is the only league game in the past 10 when we failed to score.

We have won one of our last four games at Stamford Bridge, against Liverpool in May.

At Huddersfield, Jorginho became the 22nd Chelsea player to score on their Premier League debut for the club.

Formed 1886

Major trophies
13 League championships, last in 2004
13 FA Cups, last in 2017
2 League Cups, last in 1993
15 FA Charity/Community Shields (1 shared), last in 2017
1 European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1994
1 Fairs Cup in 1970

Last season
Premier League – Sixth
FA Cup – Third round
League Cup – Runners-up
Europa League – Semi-finals
Community Shield – Winners
Top scorer all competitions – Alexandre Lacazette 17

The Gunners are seeking a first Premier League title for 15 years.

Arsenal have two victories in their last nine opening weekend Premier League games, drawing three and losing three.

The Gunners are hoping to avoid losing their first two Premier League games of the season for the first time since 1992/93.

Arsenal have gone 17 Premier League games without a draw dating back to 3 January, when Chelsea were the visitors to the Emirates.

On the road, the north Londoners have lost seven of their past eight in the Premier League.

Stephan Lichtsteiner is the oldest outfield player to make his Premier League debut for Arsenal, at 34 years 208 days.

Last season’s Premier League stats
Most starts: Granit Xhaka 37, Hector Bellerin 34, Petr Cech 34
Most goals: Alexandre Lacazette 14, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 10, Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez 7

Unai Emery’s record v Chelsea
Won: 0
Drawn: 1
Lost: 1

Well there are the facts in black and white, but history does not always repeat itself so I’m told. With Unai Emery now in charge I really think it is time for us to get a Premier League win at the Bridge, and it would be nice to score a goal as well!

Can we do it? Yes we can!


Sam P


  1. Innit says:

    These stats are meaningless
    It’s about who Emery puts out on the day, his tactics and how well the players perform on the day. Chelsea too.
    We could lose, draw, We have a chance of winning.
    A chance is all we need.

    I genuinely think we can do it.
    I didn’t feel that way against City.

    1. Ziad Odaymat says:

      I totally agree

    2. Patrick_G says:

      I agree there’s always a chance.

      The players and fans need to believe that before the whistle even goes off.

      Walk into the tunnel and look at your opponent without fear.

      Get on the field and show aggression with desire until the last whistle.

      Win, draw or lose. Fighting and showing hunger is more important.

      There’s a lot of games to play for. Consistency will be key. Especially when we need to play games against “smaller” teams, because they will show our weaknesses as well.

      We are the Arsenal.

  2. Jaydawg says:

    I’d take a draw a win would be a plus. lose and I reckon will impact the players mentally a little. We have some big game players and their egos will be knocked if they aren’t seen to be at the top Auba specifically. Players like Auba, laca and Ozil yes Ozil don’t want to be seen as mediocre. I mean comon tehy want their Nike and Adidas deals and to appear in videos with the world class players haha.

    Anyways hopeful we can at least get a point

    1. gotanidea says:

      I have never seen Ozil perform well in a tough away EPL match like this

      He could be targeted by Chelsea’s bullies, because they would know Arsenal will try to flow the ball through him

  3. GanjaMan says:

    Stats don’t win games, if that was the case then every team with the better stats would always win and vice versa. Both managers are in their first season so just enjoy and support.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Agree. Some French did not have good stats at the World Cup, but they are indispensable to France

  4. Ejyroo says:

    Laca auba ozil xaka torriera guendouzi lichtena mustafi socratis monreal leno. With these features three points all the way

  5. gotanidea says:

    To win this, Arsenal have to handle Chelsea’s fast wingers

    Many teams have used the speed of their players to demolish Arsenal, such as Joe Cole, Drogba, Rooney, David Villa, Diego Costa, Hazard, Jese Rodriguez, Richarlison, etc

    Arsenal should use similar tactic against Chelsea, because they have fast players that can execute quick counter-attacks in Aubameyang and Nelson

  6. arsenal_fan_1 says:

    I hope guendozi keeps his place and laca-auba start, either ramsey (idiot) or ozil should eat the bench.

    aubameyang-mesut ozil-mikhitarian
    *back four*

  7. sunny says:

    To Me we must drop Xhaka and Play Geoundozi and Toierra in midfiled. Laca must start in place of ozil as we can go for a draw…

    1. @ Kenny Rolfe
      Now you know why fans leave with 15 minutes left in a game… because ultimately draws are what we play for and there is nothing exciting about draws. Don’t blame the fans if they no longer care, blame the board for killing the fans passion. 10 years ago I’d have raised all kinds of hell with my girlfriend if she said I couldn’t go out and watch an Arsenal game, but now? Lol. Wouldn’t even dream about getting into an argument with her over it.

    2. gooner4life says:

      why are you so negative why settle for a draw? the aim of the game is WINNING!!!

  8. Dalinho says:


    1. herb says:

      This lineup is not bad but if you only replace Elneny with Mkitaryan as a no. 8 then we will have a chance.
      Its best to keep especially Xhaka, Ramsey and Bellerin out of the starting 11 because with them we cannot hold the ball better.

  9. Pack the midfield as we should have done against city.New foe new tactics.Its not rocket science.

  10. Red and white says:

    Tactics? With Ramsey mikhi ozil xhaka you speak of tactics? No sane manager/ club wanted them.We were dumb to extend their contracts
    Expect a drubbing if any of those guys play. Add to that belerin and Socrates.Emery is double deluded to accept arsenal with loads of trash.Arsene stands vindicated although i didn’t like him much

  11. Dan says:

    It’s similar to city game Chelsea have far better players and if they play to their potential then there is only one winner 3-1 Chelsea!!

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