Arsenal and Chelsea meet at Emirates Stadium, in a match for the 22nd round of the Premier League. The two teams tied (0-0), on 17-09-2017, in the previous match for this edition of the league. The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 5 matches won 2, drew 2 and lost 1. But the last time they met in this stadium was on 24-09-2016, for the Premier League, which ended with Arsenal’s victory by (3-0). A. Sánchez (11 ‘), T. Walcott (14’) and M. Özil (40 ‘) scored the goals of Arsenal. Attention to the home factor, since the Arsenal usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
After 11 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses, the home team is currently in the 5 th position, with 38 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Crystal Palace, by (2-3). In the last match, they tied in an away match against West Bromwich Albion, by (1-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. For the championship, Arsenal won 25 points out of 30 possible, after 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 10 matches they played in their stadium. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (4 out of 10 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 21 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
Arsenal reach this day after a tie to a ball in the visit to the arena of West Bromwich. Like the rival of this day, Arsenal usually acts in a 5-2-2-1, privileging a style of game of constant transitions, in which the three most advanced players are Sanchez, Lacazette and Iwobi. The two great valences of the home team are how to get comebacks in a disadvantage situation and the ease of creating dangerous situations. Coach Arsène Wenger will not be able to count on Cazorla, Giroud, Ramsey and Monreal, all injured.
The away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 45 points won, after 14 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Brighton & Hove Albion, by (2-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Stoke City, by (5-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 28 goals scored and 12 conceded; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 36 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last away game in this competition, they have tied (0-0) against Everton. In the last 10 away matches for the championship Chelsea has 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 20 points out of 30 possible. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 21 matches in this competition, they have only 1 comeback in the 6 matches they have conceded the first goal.
Chelsea came to this day motivated, after a win at home, 5-0, at the reception to Stoke: Rudiger, Drinkwater, Pedro, Willian and Zappacosta scored the goals of the win. The visiting team usually acts in a tactical system in 5-2-2-1, privileging the fast offensive transitions, mainly through the flanks, being that the three most advanced players are Willian, Pedro and Morata. The Chelsea coach can not count on David Luiz, injured.
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