Chelsea vs Arsenal Odds – Saturday 4th February 2017 – 12:30 – Sky Sports 1
Chelsea are 1/1 with the draw at 5/2 and Arsenal are 13/5
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Chelsea welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge in a huge Premier League clash, with Chelsea looking to continue their title march.
The Blues come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Liverpool, with the Blues continuing their incredible season.
David Luiz (24) opened the scoring early on for the Blues, with an excellent free-kick that hit the post and went in.
It was a shocking mistake from Simon Mignolet, who wasn’t even watching the ball when it went in.
Georginio Wijnaldum (57) equalised for Liverpool in the second half, with an excellent header to level the scoring.
Simon Mignolet redeemed himself late on with a penalty save, Diego Costa failing to convert after a Joel Matip trip.
Chelsea’s To Lose
The Blues have had an excellent season so far, they have no European commitments so domestic glory will be the target for Conte.
They are top of the Premier League by a distance, with 9 points separating them and Tottenham, who have Europa League commitments coming up.
Chelsea are the favourites to secure a title for Conte in his first season, a win here will all but guarantee them the title.
The Blues come into this match as the favourites, with home advantage and their excellent form over Arsenal informing that.
This will be a tough fixture for Conte’s side, with Arsenal reeling from the Watford defeat but they will want to avenge the early season defeat.
Chelsea will be looking to better their overall record against Arsenal, they have won 55, drawn 48 and lost 63 of their 166 meetings.
Shock Defeat For Arsenal
The Gunners come into this match in good form, despite a shock defeat at home at against Watford on Tuesday night.
Walter Mazzarri’s side scored two goals in the opening 13 minutes, with Younes Kaboul opening the scoring in the 10th minute.
Troy Deeney (13) doubled the Hornets advantage just three minutes later, with Arsenal shell shocked.
Alex Iwobi pulled one back for the Gunners (58), but this defeat means their title chances hang by a thread now.
Must Win For Gunners
The Gunners now desperately need to win this fixture, with back to back defeats meaning Chelsea move 12 points clear of them.
That result against Watford was their only blemish in their last six, it was a hammer blow for the Gunners though.
The priority for Arsenal will be the league, but the FA Cup is their only realistic silverware chance at this stage.
They have a nine-point gap to make up, if they win at Stamford Bridge that means the gap is only six points.
Arsenal come into this match as the underdogs, with Chelsea’s excellent form and the Gunners recent defeat informing that.
The Gunners will be looking to complete a league double over Chelsea, who they beat 3-0 earlier in the season.
Arsenal will be looking to better their recent form against Chelsea, they have won just 2 of their last 12 meetings.
Both teams are 4/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Chelsea are Diego Costa at 7/2 with Pedro and Eden Hazard at 6/1. For Arsenal, Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez are at 6/1 with Danny Welbeck at 15/2.
The last time that these two sides met Arsenal won 3-0 and the odds of the same result are 50/1.
Chelsea vs Arsenal Odds
Tip 1 – Hazard to score first @ 6/1
Tip 2 – Chelsea to win 3-1 @ 14/1