Arsenal vs Chelsea Prediction and Betting Preview 29 Dec 2019

The Match Is Over. Score: 1-2
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Arsenal vs Chelsea PredictionEmirate will come alive on Sunday in this nail biting encounter between top teams Arsenal and nemesis Chelsea. With contrasting seasons, the sorry Gunners are 11th while the Blues sit pretty impressive at 4th spot. Once rival players and now rival coaches, who will prevail in this clash between Frank Lampard’s side and Mikel Arteta’s Gunners?
Match status: 2019/20 Premier League - Matchweek 20
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Venue: Emirates Stadium (London)

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Both coaches have faced off as players for the same clubs they are representing in this encounter and while it is Arteta’s only second game in charge, Lampard has managed to steer the Chelsea ship quite well since the season began. His was a baptism of fire in a 4-0 drubbing by United while his counterpart started out with a hard fought draw against lowly Bournemouth.

For Arsenal, it has been a woeful season after parting ways with former coach Unai Emery. Caretaker manager Freddie Ljunberg looked out of place and only time will tell of Arteta’s performance. Overall, in all competitions, Arsenal have only won once in 14 outings.

At home, the Gunners have won a third of their 9 games played on home soil (W3 D4 L2) and Arteta will be looking to claim the Blues’ scalps so that he may win over the fans’ support as well. A victory here would not help much in terms of their table positions but it would really bolster the morale of the players and the belief in him as coach.

Previously, Arteta has been under the stewardship of coaching maestro Pep Guardiola at Man City and also played under Arsenal’s best tactician Arsene Wenger. He indeed has learned from the best and he will be looking to establish his own style of play and individuality as a coach.

Away side Chelsea are still rediscovering themselves. The Blues can sometimes put on a world-class performance like the one that saw off Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, to putting up shambolic displays like the 2-0 tasteless defeat at the Stamford Bridge to relegation threatened Southampton.

Frank Lampard, the Chelsea tactician, is still trying to get the best out of his academy products and while players like Tammy Abraham seem to have found their place, work still needs to be done especially at the back. The Blues have let in the most goals in the top 9 teams and much is needed to restore sanity at the back.

One clean sheet in 9 games is by no means modest. Defensive frailtirs will definitely be exposed by the home side and Chelsea are well wary of the danger posed by Arsenal’s forward duo of Frenchman Lacazette and Gabonese Aubameyang. Emirates is a tricky venue for Chelsea given that they have only won once in 6 attempts. This will be an interesting duel which could well be a measure up of the two inexperienced coaches.

Team News

Kolasinac S. (Ankle Injury) and Tierney K. (Shoulder Injury) will miss this out for the hosts with a list of players doubtful to feature Bellerin H., Ceballos D., Holding R., Martinelli and Sokratis.

Chelsea will only be missing out on Loftus-Cheek R. (Achilles Tendon Injury) and long-term absentee van Ginkel M. (Knee Injury).

Arsenal vs Chelsea Predictions

Bragging rights and three points. But that is just the face of it. Rivalries between these two clubs date decades and they love bringing the game to each other with their most recent being a 4-1 win for the Blues. Both sides are shaky heading into this fixture though and should the contest live up to expectations, goals will be seen at either end.
Main Match Predictions:
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Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea @ 9.00
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