Massive game for both sides and arguably it is Chelsea that comes into this game in a better frame of mind.
Arsenal may have won midweek against Koln but they sure made hard work of it and they clearly are not a harmonious side at this moment in time.
Chelsea is sharp and clinical at the moment but they will also be aware that they have been strong favourites to beat the Gunners before and come unstuck.
Chelsea stats over last 20 home games
Home wins 15
Home Losses 3
15 of the last 20 Chelsea home games have been over 2.5
15 of the last 20 Chelsea home games both teams have scored.
Chelsea have scored first in 17 of their last 20 home games
Chelsea have conceded first in 3 of their last 20 home games
Chelsea have scored in 19 of their last 20 home games
Arsenal stats over last 20 away games
Away wins 11
Away Losses 8
13 of the last 20 Arsenal away games have been over 2.5
9 of the last 20 Arsenal away games both teams have scored.
Arsenal have scored first in 11 of their last 20 away games
Arsenal have conceded first in 9 of their last 20 away games
Arsenal have scored in 16 of their last 20 away games
Chelsea really should win this one, they are the better side right now, they have the better form and the better momentum and as long as they treat Arsenal with respect and do not fall into the trap of thinking they just need to turn up to win, as they did in the FA Cup final, then they should collect all three points come the 90 minutes.
It would be silly to write off Arsenal’s chances completely but they are not a side that one can have any real confidence in at the moment and the sensible bet has to be to back the Blues to win.
Therefore the best value bet in this game is