Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview and Prediction: Draw 1-1 at 7/1
Chelsea and Arsenal will play their fifth game of the Premier League season at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, 17th September.
The teams last faced each other in the Community Shield in August and Arsenal won the game 5 – 2 on penalties after the game ended in a 1 – 1 draw. Before that they played a friendly in July and Chelsea won 0 – 3 but the Arsenal beat Chelsea in the FA Cup in May winning 2 – 1.
Chelsea are currently third in the Premier League with 9 points having won 3 games, and lost 1. They are one point below Manchester City and Manchester United.
Arsenal are eleventh in the league with 6 points having won 2 games and lost 2. They are tied for options with Newcastle United.
Chelsea have definitely had the better start to the domestic season and were impressive last week defeating Qarabag 6 – 0 in their opening Champions League game. Arsenal have been rather more mixed and seem to be struggling with consistency. The game could be close, but considering Chelsea’s home advantage they definitely appear to have the upper hand.
A 1 – 1 draw is the most likely outcome with Paddy Power and Boyle Sports offering odds of 7/1 and 13/2 respectively.
Paddy Power Odds: 5/6 Chelsea to Win, 12/5 for a Draw and 16/5 Arsenal to Win
Boyle Sports Odds: 3/4 Chelsea to Win, 14/5 for a Draw and 10/3 Arsenal to Win