Chelsea wants to make it known that they intend to be on top of the Premier League as they host the game at Stamford Bridge versus Arsenal today.
With Chelsea in full-throttle recently, the team has bagged several Premier League wins in a row. Firmly putting them back in title-hunt, the Blues demolished Qarabag with an impressive 6-0 victory.
However, securing another win is easier said than done for the Blues. Not to be outshined by its rival, the Arsenal won comfortably against Bournemouth at 3-0 last week. The league clash win boosted the Gunners’ morale after a not-so-great start this season. The victory against Bournemouth actually followed back-to-back losses at Stoke and Liverpool.
Fans are hopeful that the team will follow through and a new buzz among the punters about the value of Gunners’ recent win has affected today’s odds.
The Gunners have made it known that they are still very capable of defeating other Premiere League teams. Expected to respond for another morale-boosting win against their rival, the Gunners are in full battle-mode as they travel to Stamford Bridge to face the Blues.
It’s the Gunners versus the Blues in a head to head later today. While the Blues are enjoying a better start to the new Premier League season, the Arsenal is not about to let another victory slip through their hands.
Not to be outdone, the Arsenal have back to back wins after two successive defeats on the road. The team has a number of well-rested key players expected to start today’s game.
Chelsea has turned the tables after losing to Burnley on opening day. With four consecutive wins in their belt, the Blues have enough reasons to hold their head up high as they enter today’s match.
Without Costa, the Blues are banking on Alvaro Morata and his ability in the air to demolish the Gunner’s defences. Punters are looking at him to open the scoring.
Statistics may not be in favor of the Arsenals but two prior wins against the Blues read well for them.
Do hold your breath as kick-off is scheduled at 1:30 this afternoon.
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For the Blues, fan expect a rotation of key player for Chelsea’s line-up. For the first time in this season, the Blues are having Eden Hazard and Gary Cahill off the bench.
The Blues’ midfielder Danny Drinkwater, will miss today’s match and is expected to return after the international break on October.
Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard.
With well-rested players, Wegner is out to explore his options as well. Predictions include Lacazette in the starting line-up.
Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac; Sanchez, Ozil, Lacazette
What’s at Stake
John Terry’s injury last season gave way to Gary Cahill, he was appointed the captain of the Blues following the former captain’s ankle injury.
In past interviews, Cahill voiced out his worries about his place in the team. In more recent interviews however, Cahill explains that nothing has changed for him personally.
He considers his appointment as captain a huge honour as well as a big responsibility. Fans however will be watching the game closely for Cahill’s game plan against the Gunners.
Aside from Cahill, Eden Hazard is also expected to be a part of the starting line-up for the first time this season.
Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, expects Alvaro Morata to step up his game for the Blues against the Arsenal. The 24-year-old Morata has three Premier League goals. He also scored Spain’s World Cup qualifying win over Italy two weeks ago.
Criticisms against the Gunners are expected to calm down if manager Arsene Wenger leads his team to another victory. Noting the bad start to the season, the Gunners are prepared to deal with the Blues’ Alvaro Morata.
Although the Gunners’ boss considers the loss at Liverpool a special circumstance, there were lessons to be learned. Wenger knows that keeping Morata in today’s match will help upset the odds. Admitting that Morata is a good technical player, Wenger knows Alvaro Morata is good in assists and is overall, a threat to deal with.