Chelsea and Arsenal Square off in Premier League Title DeciderPublished February 4, 2017 by Florin P
Arsenal plays the most important match of its season against Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (12:30 p.m UK Time).
Chelsea is playing in the Champions League and has plenty of depth to fight a war on two fronts, including the FA cup. The main objective for the season is winning the Premier League and they are currently well-positioned for this achievement. The most important match is the one against Arsenal, because the Gunners sit in the second place and try to get within striking distance.
A Comfortable Cushion for Chelsea
After suffering defeat at the hands of Tottenham, Chelsea rebounded brilliantly and won four games in a row. This helped them consolidate their position at the top of the standings and they now have eight points ahead of the pack. They won both games in the FA cup and scored four goals on each occasion, while rotating their players to prevent injuries.
Chelsea is in superb form and none of its key players are sidelined ahead of this fixture. When the Blues can use the best starting formation and have home pitch advantage, they don’t settle for one point. A draw against Arsenal would be enough to keep them at the top, but a victory will pretty much close the deal.
Everything on the Line for Arsenal
It is the visitors who are under greater pressure, because any false step will result in their dreams being crushed. The odds of them recuperating eight points are slim and both the players and the management know it. Arsenal lost no match in 2017 but came painfully close on several occasions. Pundits have seen the holes in their armor and are expecting the first defeat this year.
Chelsea plays two important games this week against Liverpool and Arsenal, but the one against the Gunners is the most important one. Bet365 offers odds of 11/10 on Chelsea to win the match and under these circumstances the odds hold tremendous value.