CHE vs ARS – In this article, I will be giving you the Probable Lineups, Team News, Fantasy Tips & the Best Dream11 Combination of the Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal.
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Probable Lineups (Updated):
Chelsea: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham.
Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Saka, Xhaka, Torreira, Ozil, Pepe, Martinelli, Lacazette.
Team News & Match Tips:
Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will miss the London derby at Stamford Bridge because he will be serving the second of his three-game suspension following his red card and unsuccessful appeal in the 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace on January 11.
Ahead of the game against Sheffield United, Aubameyang spoke about him missing the next three contests.
“I hate having to watch and not being able to lead the side out, but I have got all the confidence this team can get results without me,” he said.
Aubameyang is convinced that Gabriel Martinelli has the attitude and talent to reach the very top. Martinelli, a summer signing from Brazilian team Ituano, has impressed in cup competitions this season but he was promoted to the starting lineup in the absence of Aubameyang.
“Gabi’s gonna be a superstar. Not because of the goal, because of the attitude Energy and mindset,” Aubameyang said about his teammate. This is what he had to say about Arsenal’s 1-1 draw against Sheffield United:
“We were really going for the win, and as you have seen in our games recently we are working hard when we haven’t got the ball to win it back as soon as possible but this time I challenged too hard.”
Chelsea Frank Lampard suggests that the team needs new strikers. Lampard made signing a striker a priority after suffering their first defeat in four Premier League games with a dramatic 1-0 loss at Newcastle. Chelsea created 19 chances but only four were on target.
“If we are looking for people to bring in to the areas to win games when you are controlling it, it is scoring goals,” Lampard said. “It’s clear from what I’m saying we know where we need to strengthen.”
Arsenal is coming off a 1-1 home draw against Sheffield United on Saturday. Chelsea suffered a 1-0 road loss against Newcastle United on Saturday. Arsenal is 10th in the Premier League standings with 29 points in 23 games. Chelsea is in 4th place with 39 points in 23 games.
Despite leading at halftime, Arsenal allowed Sheffield United back into the game. A late goal from John Fleck proving enough for the Blades to snatch a point.
“I’m very disappointed,” Arteta said after the game. “I think the performance deserved three points. If you don’t put the game away… in the Premier League if you’re 1-0 up in the last 10-15 minutes, be careful because anything can happen.”
Chelsea squandered an opportunity to boost their top-four hopes ahead of Manchester United’s complicated visit to Anfield on Sunday. Chelsea dominated possession and registered 19 shots but their dominance did not translate into a commanding leading. Chelsea then conceded an injury-time goal when Isaac Hayden stole in unmarked and headed past Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was pleased with his team’s overall performance but admitted that they will continue to drop points unless they develop a more ruthless streak in front of goal.
Chelsea might be coming off a loss but they have the better team right now and they will be playing at home. Arsenal has shown glimpses of the football they want to be playing under Arteta. Their defence failed to hold firm under pressure against Sheffield United and the same will happen against Chelsea.
A Chelsea win with N’Golo Kante making a difference is my prediction. The Premier League odds page at SBR has Chelsea as a favourite at all the featured sportsbooks but the best price is on Under 2.5 goals at +115 at Intertops.
My Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
Chelsea: Tammy Abraham, N’Golo Kante, Willian, Mason Mount, César Azpilicueta, Reece James
Arsenal: Gabriel Martinelli, Alexandre Lacazette, David Luiz, Mesut Ozil, Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka
- Tammy Abraham
- Alexandre Lacazette
- Gabriel Martinelli
- Reece James
Best Dream11 Combination 1 (Logic):
Best Dream11 Combination 2 (Gut):
Best Dream11 Combination 3 (Madness):
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