Welcome to our Chelsea vs Arsenal preview, prediction and head to head analysis. This is without doubt the “big” game of the weekend. Chelsea have been poor so far this campaign. One win from 5 matches says it all. The defeats by Crystal Palace and Everton made them look ordinary. Can their manager lead them out of this decline? Arsenal too have had their share of disappointments this season. The loss on the first weekend to West Ham for certain, and perhaps the draw against Liverpool. However they have looked better in the interim with victories against Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Stoke.

Recent Form

Chelsea WLLWL
Chelsea have won 2 and lost 3 of their last 5 matches.

Arsenal LWWDW
Arsenal have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their Premiership matches.

Head to Head

This fixture has been played a lot of times. One hundred Sixty Three time to be exact. Chelsea have won 53, drawn 48 and Arsenal have won 62. In recent times Chelsea have won 7, drawn 1 and Arsenal have won 2 of the last 10 fixtures.

Goals Scored

Chelsea have scored 7 goals this season
Arsenal have scored 5 goals this season

Goals Conceded

Chelsea have conceded 12 goals this season
Arsenal have conceded 3 goals this season

Top Scorers

Chelsea’s top scorer is Diego Costa with 1 goal
Arsenal’s top scorer is Olivier Giroud with 2 goals

Team News

Chelsea are without Willian, Oscar, Pedro and Courtois.
Arsenal are without Rosicky,Wilshere and Welbeck.

Conclusion

Chelsea looked impressive midweek against the Israeli club. I would say a revival is in the offing, I therefore have to go for a Chelsea win because of their good record in this fixture. My second choice would be a draw.