Arsenal’s struggles do not look like ending anytime soon as they welcome London rivals Chelsea on Boxing Day.
Mikel Arteta is facing mounting pressure on his head after overseeing the worst start to a season in almost half a century, and lost 4-1 at home to former employees Manchester City last time out.
Chelsea boast a fine recent record against the Gunners, losing just two of their previous 17 games, while Arsenal are looking to avoid going an eighth game without a run – a run not matched since 1993.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Arsenal vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 5.30pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, December 26, 2020.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Emirates Stadium.
How to watch Arsenal vs Chelsea
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
Arsenal vs Chelsea team news and predicted lineups
Arsenal hope to have Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Martinelli fit, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a doubt with a calf issue.
Nicolas Pepe and Eddie Nketiah will hope to start, though Alexandre Lacazette scored against Manchester City.
Predicted XI (3-4-3): Leno; Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka; Pepe, Nketiah, Martinelli.
Chelsea will be without Hakim Ziyech due to a muscle problem, while defenders Ben Chilwell and Reece James are doubtful after picking up knocks.
Ziyech has not played since Chelsea’s 3-1 win over promoted Leeds United on December 5. Chilwell and James are also unlikely to be fit for the visit of Aston Villa two days later.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Thiago Silva, Emerson; Havertz, Kante, Mount; Werner, Abraham, Pulisic
Arsenal vs Chelsea prediction: Chelsea to win 2-1
Arsenal are struggling for confidence and cannot catch a break at the moment. Chelsea have punished better teams this season and shouldn’t have too much trouble on Boxing Day.
Arsenal vs Chelsea head to head (h2h) history and results
- Arsenal wins: 78
- Draws: 58
- Chelsea wins: 65
Arsenal vs Chelsea odds and betting tips (subject to change)
- Arsenal: 3/1
- Draw: 27/10
- Chelsea: 10/11
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