Saturday, 22 March 2014

Premier League Match Preview: Chelsea vs Arsenal

Chelsea will host Arsenal in the 31st week of Barclays premier League in an early kick off on Saturday.

Both of them are eyeing the Premier league title this season and this match will be important for both teams as if Chelsea win they will continue to enjoy their top place and if they lose then they might make it easy for other teams like Liverpool and Manchester City to get the top spot.
Favourites are Chelsea because Jose Mourinho is unbeaten at Stamford Bridge.

Team News:
Injury Problems: Blues left back Ashley Cole will miss this game due to his knee injury.
Suspension: Chelsea Brazilian midfielders Ramires and Willian both took red card last weekend against Aston Villa for which both will have to suffer a suspension.

While Arsenal are still without their important players Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsay and Jack Wilshere who all are suffering from different injuries.
Abou Diaby and Theo Walcott remained sidelined with a knee injury.

Players to watch:
Chelsea new signing Nemanja Matic has filled their holding midfiled position problems. The Serbian has completed 402 passes (83% pass completion) and 72% of his tackles are successful which tells that he is a perfect player for this role. Arsenal will have to beat this giant in order to get some positive outcome.

For Arsenal, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been brilliant since his return from an injury, scoring goals, assisting and dribbling all the way on the field makes him one of the inform Arsenal player. He has scored two and assisted two in only 370 minutes of playing time this season.

Probable lineups:

BPL Match Preview: Chelsea vs Arsenal

Arsenal last five games (all competitions)
BPL: Arsenal 4 – 1 Sunderland
BPL: Stoke City 1 – 0 Arsenal
FA Cup: Arsenal 4 – 1 Everton
CPL: Bayern Munich 1 – 1 Arsenal
BPL: Tottenham 0 – 1 Arsenal

Chelsea last five games (all competitions)
CPL: Galatasaray 1 – 1 Chelsea
BPL: Fulham 1 – 3 Chelsea
BPL: Chelsea 4 – 0 Tottenham
BPL: Aston Villa 1 – 0 Chelsea
CPL: Chelsea 2 – 0 Galatasaray

Arsenal vs Chelsea (Head to Head last five all competitions)
BPL: Arsenal 0 – 0 Chelsea           
League Cup: Arsenal 0 – 2 Chelsea         
BPL: Chelsea 2 – 1 Arsenal          
BPL: Arsenal 1 – 2 Chelsea          
BPL: Arsenal 0 – 0 Chelsea           

Chelsea 1-1 Arsenal

Who will win?

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