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Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview and Prediction

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Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview and Prediction:

 Competition Carabao Cup
Start Date 10 Jan 2018 – 20:00 GMT
Venue Stamford Bridge
 Referee Martin Atkinson

chelsea and arsenal face off inside the second of 3 january games as the london rivals meet within the efl cup semi-final.

antonio conte’s blues needed a last-minute alvaro morata goal to see off bournemouth in a nervy 2-1 quarter-final last win at stamford bridge, whilst arsenal sealed a 1-0 victory over west ham to set up this mouth-watering two-legged tie.

there are high expectations of each groups after an exciting 2-2 Premier league draw earlier this month, and both coaches may be chasing silverware with the Premier league title unlikely this year.

HEAD TO HEAD

Date competition Home Score Away  
2018-01-22 League Cup Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea  
2018-01-10 League Cup Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal  
2018-01-08 League Cup Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal  
2017-05-27 FA Cup Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea  
2015-09-19 English Premier League Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal  
2015-04-26 English Premier League Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea  
2014-10-05 English Premier League Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal  
2014-03-22 English Premier League Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal  
2013-12-23 English Premier League Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea  
2013-10-29 League Cup Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea  
2013-01-20 English Premier League Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal  
2012-09-29 English Premier League Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea  
2012-04-20 English Premier League Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea  
2011-10-28 English Premier League Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal

TEAM NEWS

 Chelsea

ross barkley will have to wait to make his chelsea debut as he maintains to get over a serious hamstring damage that has stored him sidelined all season.
antonio conte otherwise have a clean invoice of fitness ahead of the first leg of their league cup semi final with arsenal and is predicted to name a comparable xi to the only that began last week’s 2-2 draw with the gunners.
tiemoué bakayoko turned into bad on the emirates and conte might imagine approximately converting him for danny drinkwater right here, however alvaro morata is anticipated to maintain his location up the front no matter a horror evening in front of goal in that match.

 Arsenal
arsene wenger has to determine whether to stay with david ospina in goal or don’t forget petr cech following sunday’s shambolic 4-2 defeat to nottingham wooded area.
granit xhaka and shkodran mustafi will each need past due fitness exams before a choice is made on their involvement, but sead kolasinac, olivier giroud, aaron ramsey, nacho monreal and laurent koscielny might not feature until at least the weekend.

MISSING PLAYERS

 Chelsea

Player   Status
Ross Barkley   Out

 Arsenal

Player   Status
Santi Cazorla   Out
Nacho Monreal   Out
Olivier Giroud   Out
Sead Kolasinac   Out
Laurent Koscielny   Out
Aaron Ramsey   Out
Shkodran Mustafi   Doubtful
Granit Xhaka   Doubtful

Expected Lineups Of Chelsea vs Arsenal

 Chelsea

 Arsenal

Prediction

with chelsea mere seconds faraway from victory at the emirates last time out, earlier than that sensational hector bellerin strike stole a point for the hosts, one has to assume the blues will make home advantage count number this time.

Prediction: 1-2

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