The match between Chelsea and Arsenal (taking place at 23:30 on October 21) is considered a dramatic and unexpected encounter.
The match between Chelsea and Arsenal in the English Premier League has been adjourned.
The Blues have woken up after an unsuccessful period, and this is their chance to prove their strength again. This battle is likely to unfold very unpredictably.
The Chelsea vs. Arsenal match has received special attention from the online community. The fans have been eagerly awaiting this match. However, Arsenal faced a big challenge playing away and against a very strong Chelsea.
With the winning spirit after the game against City, Arsenal were confident in their ability. However, they also have concerns when their defense is not fully stable. Besides winning against City, Arteta is also hoping to get a positive result against Chelsea.
In the final stages of the match against City, Gabriel Martinelli shone and scored the decisive goal to help Arsenal win. This was a goal that meant a lot to Arteta and the Arsenal players. How to continue this success is a question Arteta must find the answer to.
It was quite surprising that he only launched four shots and did not give Erling Haaland a chance to finish. This shows that Arsenal’s defense worked well in that game. However, Arsenal also faced bad news when William Saliba was injured and unable to participate in the France squad.
With the win over City and the confidence from there, Arsenal will hope to continue their impressive performance against Chelsea. A win over Chelsea would give Arsenal a big advantage in the title race. Let’s wait and see if Arsenal can do this!
In addition to the superiority of defenders, other Arsenal players have also contributed significantly to closing in on opponents. Captain Martin Odegaard is not only renowned for his outstanding attacking ability but has also been the most pressured man in the Premier League this season (253 times). Odegaard is the only player with more than 100 pressure runs in the middle of the field (111) and 1/3 of the opposing field (112).
Odegaard will pair up with heavyweight recruit Declan Rice in the Arsenal midfield. The problem is only on the attacking front, as Bukayo Saka and Leandro Trossard are racing to get back into action.
Analysis of the scoring records of two teams
Manager Arteta has decided to strengthen the defense by deploying Jorginho against City. However, Kai Havertz, who used to play for Chelsea, could be unleashed in the important upcoming fight.
In this match, Chelsea will face former player Kai Havertz, while Arsenal will face a familiar opponent, Mauricio Pochettino. It is noteworthy that Pochettino has never lost at home in the Premier League to Arsenal. As Tottenham manager, he met Arsenal in 11 matches, winning 3 games, drawing 6 matches, and losing 2 times.
Under Pochettino’s guidance, Chelsea’s form has improved, with two consecutive wins in the Premier League. Cole Palmer, Raheem Sterling, and Nicolas Jackson scored crucial goals in a dominant 4-1 win over Burnley in the last round.
However, Chelsea is still struggling with injuries. Captain Reece James has made progress but has encountered unfavorable developments in his recovery. Carney Chukwuemeka, Armando Broja, and Axel Disasi also have doubts about their ability to play. Ben Chilwell, Romeo Lavia, and Christopher Nkunku are among the long-term absentees.
The number of injuries is causing great difficulties for coach Pochettino, limiting his choices. This will also be a challenge for the Argentine strategist as Chelsea prepares to enter a difficult period. In the next six matches, there are five strong teams that will make Chelsea face many difficulties, including Arsenal, Manchester City, Newcastle, Brighton, and Manchester United. This is an important stage in Chelsea’s race for European qualification next season.
Although Chelsea have had good results against Arsenal in the past, this trend has changed in recent years. In the last six encounters with Arsenal, Chelsea have lost five matches; this number is equal to the number of losses in the total of 25 previous matches.
Meanwhile, manager Mikel Arteta has a winning percentage of up to 62.5% when facing Chelsea in the Premier League. Among managers who have officiated at least five matches against Chelsea, only Kenny Dalglish (76.9%) and Pep Guardiola (64.3%) have a higher winning percentage.
Chelsea did not lose. After knocking out defending champions Manchester City, Arsenal were seen as strong contenders for the crown this season. However, Chelsea are not pleasant opponents at the moment. Back-to-back victories have given confidence and momentum to Chelsea’s youth team. In high spirits, Chelsea have the ability to shock despite being ranked worse than Arsenal.
Less than 2.5 goals: Both Arsenal and Chelsea this season have solid defenses. Arsenal conceded only six goals, and Chelsea conceded only seven. The upcoming match is intense; the two teams will play more cautiously,, and it is difficult to get many goals.
With the above factors, the match between Arsenal and Chelsea will be fierce and end with few goals.