Arsenal will be aiming to clinch their third consecutive win at Stamford Bridge when they visit Chelsea on Sunday.
The Gunners registered a handsome 4-2 victory on their previous visit to the Bridge last season, and they have been flying in the Premier League this term. Despite a recent wobble, they got back on track last weekend at the Emirates as they pummelled Nottingham Forest 5-0.
There has also been some positive news on the injury front for Mikel Arteta with Bukayo Saka resuming full training this week, and he is expected to start.
In stark contrast, Graham Potter endured a nightmare return to the Amex Stadium last weekend as his troops were battered 4-1 by Brighton.
Currently, there is a 10-point chasm between Chelsea and Arsenal, but this is a game that Chelsea simply can’t afford to lose if they wish to stay in the title race.
Ahead of kick-off, we have scoured the markets and picked out a couple of juicy tips for you to tuck into.
Chelsea to scrape a draw
The defeat against Brighton may well be filed under the “bad day at the office” category, but you can’t imagine the Blues will be much worse. After seeing a nine-game unbeaten streak come to an abrupt halt, Potter will be desperate to rectify things.
What may be more concerning, is that Chelsea have been rather goal shy by their high standards, managing just 17 and conceding 15 this term. So far, they are 13th for expected goals, lagging behind Leeds and Aston Villa in this performance metric.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have looked solid under the road, collecting three clean sheets in their five previous away outings. Nevertheless, Chelsea are undefeated at home this term, and that is something they won’t want to give up easily.
There could be some cagey moments during the game, but a draw seems like good value, with both teams to score. Paddy Power is offering odds of 16/5 for this outcome which might be worth exploring further, and it is a result Arsenal would willingly accept.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to have his say
It’s fair to say that there is no love lost between Chelsea and Arsenal, and there is usually a bit of niggle. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be squaring off against his former employers for the first time this weekend, and the Gabon international will be desperate to prove a point.
So far, things haven’t quite worked out for Aubameyang in the way he would have hoped, mustering just three goals in all competitions this term.
Although he hasn’t netted in the Premier League since the 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace last month, Aubameyang will be hungry and eager to hit the target.
It could be an eventful afternoon for Aubameyang, and if you like a cheeky special, he is trading at 11/1 with Unibet to score and go into the referee’s book.