Chelsea to outclass Arsenal and jump into second place in Premier League
For many the Christmas period is well and truly over, but the festive football continues over the coming days and on Wednesday night there's a stunning London derby in the Premier League as two in-form sides clash at the Emirates Stadium with fifth-placed Arsenal hosting a sparkling Chelsea, who trounced Stoke City 5-0 in their last match.
- Chelsea are unbeaten in the Premier League in 13 matches
- Arsenal have not lost in six Premier League games
- Chelsea beat Stoke 5-0, Arsenal drew 1-1 with West Brom in their last games
|Wednesday 3rd January - 7.45pm||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
|Arsenal v Chelsea|
|Tips||Chelsea to win Best Bet||@ 13 / 8|
How Will It Go?
A controversial West Bromwich Albion penalty saw Arsenal denied three points on New Year's Eve, but that 1-1 draw stretched their unbeaten run in the league to six games, and with the likelihood of Arsene Wenger being able to welcome Mesut Ozil back into the team then many will fancy the Gunners with home advantage at 5/2 with bet365 bookmakers.
However, Antonio Conte's Chelsea are on a sparkling run of form, and have not lost in their last 13 top-flight matches, so it's no surprise to see them installed as the 13/8 favourites with Betfred, while the draw is 15/8 with Betfair Sportsbook, and the teams shared the points the last time they met at the Emirates.
But, having thrashed Stoke City 5-0 in their last match, Chelsea also have the lure of jumping into second place in the table, above Manchester United, if they can pick up the three points, and it could be that this Arsenal v Chelsea match is decided by the odd goal, and it's Chelsea that continue their fine run of form, as they look to try and draw in runaway leaders Manchester City at the top of the table.
Blues To Edge London Derby
Conte will know he is sure to have a much tougher assignment than he had at Stoke City, and Arsenal will certainly not lie down like the Potters did, so the standout bet away from the win market is for Chelsea to win by one goal, and that is an attractive 7/2 with Betfair Sportsbook, as you have to feel that if the Blues go in front then they will not try to grab a second, but look to hold on to their lead.
Fresh Hazard To Sparkle At Emirates
An unused subsitute in that aforementioned 5-0 win over Stoke City, Eden Hazard will come into Wednesday's game fresh, and it would be no surprise to see the Belgian superstar fly out of the traps, and he has to be the value play in the first goalscorer betting, and at 6/1 with Unibet he is worth backing to ignite a Chelsea win.
Alvaro Morata heads that market at 9/2 with bet365, while Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette is half-a-point bigger at 5/1 with the same firm, but if the Gunners are to strike first then it's likely to be 11/2 shot Alexis Sanchez, as he is by far and a way their best player, and he will need to be on top form if Arsenal are to continue their recent run of form, but Chelsea should have too much.
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*Odds correct at time of publication
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