Tip Chelsea – Arsenal
Chelsea still have a chance of winning silverware, after advancing to the FA Cup final. That will not be on their minds for now; they are set to host Arsenal in the Premier League, looking to stay within touching distance of Liverpool and Manchester City. The Blues are placed third in the league standings with 62 points, eight ahead of sixth placed Arsenal. Chelsea recovered from their heartbreaking exit from the Champions League to beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in the FA Cup semifinals and they have now scored in each of their last five matches. In the last three matches, they have now scored 11 goals and in the league, being 12 points behind Manchester City, gunning for a top three finish is a viable ambition. At home, in the league, they have lost just once in the last 11.
Arsenal are struggling, and have lost form at a very crucial period that they are no longer top four favorites. They’ve lost each of their last three matches and four of the last five, in effect, dropping from fourth to sixth in the league standings. A run of just one clean sheet in their last five matches, and having failed to score in three of their last five matches doesn’t inspire a lot of hope for the Gunners’ fans. A tough run of matches awaits them and from the performance in the last three matches, a top four slot seems too far now. Arsenal have scored two goals in the last five league matches and they go into this game from back to back defeats away from home.
Key points Chelsea – Arsenal
Arsenal have trailed at half time in each of their last three matches.
Mason Mount has scored four in the last three matches.
Chelsea haven’t trailed at half time in four of their last five matches.
Arsenal have four losses in their last five matches.
Arsenal have failed to score in three of their last five matches.
ConclusionCHELSEA – ARSENAL
Arsenal are coming from a very poor run and they will struggle against Chelsea. The last here matches have exposed Arsenal and Chelsea will definitely have a way of exploiting them. The Gunners’ last three matches have been highlighted by poor starts, and they’ve gone on to trail at half time. Chelsea haven’t trailed at the break in four of their last five matches and here we are backing them to go to halftime leading.