Arsenal’s Premier League title chances suffered a huge blow as they got well beaten in a 4-1 defeat at Manchester City. Pep Guardiola and his side put on a super performance to dominate the Gunners from start to finish. It was men against boys as Haaland and De Bruyne were on top form as they cut Arsenal open time after time.
Arsenal’s injury to William Saliba has coincided with them dropping points which started away at Liverpool a few games ago, where they let slip a 2 goal lead to draw 2-2. The same thing happened the week after at West Ham, before a 3-3 draw at home to bottom of the table Southampton.
Arsenal will want to finish the season in style, given they have come so far. It’s likely Mikel Arteta will make some changes, given the side looked tired and leggy against Manchester City. Whether it’s Jorginho, Trossard, Smith Rowe or Nketiah, it’s likely Arsenal will rotate their starting line up to get back to winning ways.
Chelsea on the other hand are in a horrid run of form. Frank Lampard is struggling to get a tune of the team and with a lack of goals, they are in a world of trouble not to concede. Back to back home defeats to Brighton and Brentford along with defeats at Wolves have cemented Chelsea to a mid table finish and if they keep losing, then it will be a bottom half finish.
Scoring goals has been a massive problem and with so much potential talent on show, it’s surprising the Blues can’ get a win. Sterling was given the main central role last time out, with Kante and Gallagher supporting, but this didn’t come to anything. Aubameyang and Joao Felix came off the bench and may start against Arsenal, which could make them more lively, but with no confidence at all, they may need Arsenal to continue to offer their opponents chances, for Chelsea to have any chance.
This game is all about Arsenal putting their recent poor form out of their system and showing their fans that they can finish the season on a high and pray for a miracle in hope Manchester City somehow slip up.
|Draw||3/1 Bet 365|
|Chelsea||4/1 William Hill|
Both teams come into this with a lack of confidence for different reasons. Arsenal have let slip a lead at the top of the Premier League and not won in their last 4 games. Chelsea can’t buy a win or goal at the minute and look lost in front of goal.
The Arsenal crowd will be roaring The Gunners on and should Arsenal not give away an early goal, then they can run out winners in this one.
Against Bournemouth and Southampton Arsenal have been 1-0 down in the first couple of minutes, and then it’s an uphill struggle from then on.
Our punters.pub top pick for this one is Arsenal to win to nil at odds of 9/5 with Coral. Arsenal have the perfect opportunity to get to winning ways and with Chelsea shot and goal shy, Arsenal can keep a first clean sheet in the league for the first time in 7 games.