Chelsea – Arsenal, Premier League Prediction
Chelsea and Arsenal will face once again each other at Stamford Bridge in one of the most interesting games on Saturday. This is a London derby, and both teams have to prove themselves to their new managers. Sarri began the championship successfully by defeating Huddersfield by 3-0. Still, Huddersfield is not the team of the top level and it’s likely for them to fight for survival this season. The important thing about the blues is that their big star, Hazard, had a good performance when he got into the match and even assisted for Pedro’s last goal. Now Sarri will also make a debut in at home in the league. Chelsea have given Bakayoko on loan in AC Milan. He was needless after the purchase of Jorginho. He is expected to be the key figure with Kante and Hazard in the new season.
Arsenal once again started the very bad in the first game of the season and continued the tradition of losing their first games, especially at home, at the start after breaking last year the cures and beating Leicester 4-3. Now, however, they had to play with the champion City and lost 0-2. Numerous analysts and experts have criticized Emery for various things in this game. Legend Tony Adams accused him of not using some of the major players who were on the bench, and Sam Allardyce described his tactics as “stupid” for this game. However, it should be noted that Arsenal had their chances. Now, however, they will face Chelsea who not at the level of Man City at least at this moment. A problem for the “gunners” may be the Niles’s injury, who will miss several weeks. Kolašinac is also out until October, so the only healthy left back is Nacho Montreal, who returns from injury in perfect time, but it’s not sure if he will start.
It can not be said that the matches between Chelsea and Arsenal are very high goal scoring in recent years. Some were, some were not. Now, however, we are very likely to see goals. Chelsea are a favorites and many people think the blues will be the ultimate winner. Interesting statistics, however, is that Arsenal have not lost their first two matches of the season since 1992. The teams are still adapting to new schemes and tactics. However, the defense of both teams is not the best and they often concede goals. Our prediction will be “BTTS” at 1.70. Another option, being a London derby, could be “Chelsea over 1.5 cards
Only Fabregas is under question
Koscielny, Welbeck, Niles and Kolasinac are out