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Chelsea vs. Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
20 January 2020
Tuesday 21 January
Stamford Bridge – Premier League
Arsenal look to close the gap on the top four, as they travel to an in-form Chelsea side on Tuesday evening. The Blues have been inconsistent this season, as Frank Lampard’s young side continue to find their feet.
An in-game tactical overhaul was required from Lampard, as Chelsea overturned an early Arsenal lead to win the game with two goals in the last seven minutes when the sides met in December.
Frank Lampard will be without Christian Pulisic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek when the sides face-off on Tuesday with the fomer nearing a return. Having successfully trialled a back three against the Gunners last month, the manager is unlikely to make the same mistake twice.
Arsenal will be without club captain and top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he serves out the second of his three match ban, meaning that Alexandre Lacazette will deputise in his preferred centre-forward role. David Luiz is likely to start against his fomer club with Hector Bellerin, Kieran Tierney and Calum Chambers all sidelined at full-back.
Chelsea v Arsenal Predictions, Preview and Predictions
The Blues have a chance to consolidate their Champions League spot on Tuesday, as they can pull further ahead from perennial fourth-placed finishers, Arsenal. They’re 1.76 for the three points, with Arsenal at 4.70 and the draw 3.85.
Lampard’s side have been as inconsistent as it comes this season, at times offering scintilating attacking football, but sometimes struggling to unlock deep-lying defences. The manager will therefore hope that Arsenal arrive at the Bridge looking to attack, pushing forwards and allowing the likes of Tammy Abraham to find space in behind the defence.
Arteta will have a difficult decision on his hands, as he is without his first choice full-backs but also is missing Aubemeyang. As a result, attacking Chelsea could easily leave his defence exposed, but sitting -back in defence may limit the Gunners front line. With confidence to reclaim, and fans to win-over, he may opt for a conservative approach, looking to limit the hosts’ possession, without sitting too deep.
Chelsea and Arsenal often throw up thrilling matches, and taking place under the lights on Tuesday afternoon, will certianly be one to watch.
Arsenal to score in both halves at 4.65
Chelsea have at times overcommited in pursuit of a goal and may feel the pressure on Tuesday.
Over 2.5 goals at 1.64
Two shakey defences and inexperienced sides is often the recipe for a high scoring game.