Chelsea Seeks Rare Back-to-Back Victories over ArsenalPublished September 17, 2017 by Florin P
Arsenal and Chelsea meet in the second derby of London in this Premier League season (1:30 p.m UK Time).
Arsenal is reeling after losing against Liverpool the first derby of the season and doesn’t look prepared for the test against Chelsea. The victory over Bournemouth has lifted the morale of players and fans alike, but the most difficult match is yet to come. Meanwhile, Chelsea is firing on all cylinders and looks forward to winning the second Derby of London after defeating Tottenham last month.
Chelsea's Offensive Is Clicking
Burnley caused the first major upset of this Premier League season at Stamford Bridge but even then Chelsea showed his quality. They scored two goals and were able to maintain the same production over the next three matches, winning them all. Offensively, Chelsea is a threat to any team in the English first flight and is likely to take advantage of Arsenal’s recent defensive woes.
Particularly important ahead of this match is the fact that the Blues don’t have any players injured or suspended, so they can use the best starting formation. They were also lucky that in the first Champions League match they took on outsiders Qarabag so the effort is minimal.
No Back-To-Back Victories in Direct Matches
Arsenal and Chelsea have met on many occasions both in the Premier League and the FA cup and this makes it particularly surprising that no team managed to win consecutive games since 2014 when Chelsea won twice. The last time these two teams met, the match ended undecided after 90 minutes, with the Gunners lifting the trophy after overtime and a penalty shootout.
bet365 Sports is particularly generous by offering odds of 4/5 on Chelsea to win at home against the reeling Arsenal. Given the difference in form and the sheer quality of the Chelsea roster, we can safely say that punters would do the right thing by backing the hosts even at full stakes.