Arsenal vs Chelsea: Preview & Prediction
The final round of the FA Cup this season will bring together two teams from London, Arsenal and Chelsea. For Chelsea, this time the FA Cup title will further refine the English Premier League title that they have previously secured. As for Arsenal, this season’s FA Cup title will be the only title they can get.
Ahead of this final match, the performance of both teams are climbing. Chelsea recorded 7 consecutive wins in the Premier League and in the 7 matches Antonio Conte’s team also made an aggressive appearance that can create 24 goals. While Arsenal, their last 5 Premier League matches always culminate with victory. Fierce performance of both teams lately will certainly guarantee the final game will be going with a tight and exciting and most likely will be a lot of goals created.
As said above, that Chelsea would want to reach double winner after winning the Premier League. It will complement the remarkable first season of Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge. However, although they will be featured as a leading team in this match Chelsea must remain vigilant given that Arsenal are also very ambitious to win this fight considering the FA Cup is the only title they can achieve. Especially the failure of Arsenal through the Champions League next season will make their ambitions increasingly large.
The two second-team meetings this season ended in a draw, with Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and Arsenal 3-0 at Emirates Stadium. That is, both teams actually have a fairly balanced power. Only, the difference in mentality and self-confidence owned by both teams may be a differentiator in the game later.
The absence of players is a problem for Arsenal. They are certainly not going to be reinforced Laurent Koscielny who got a red card against Everton because of a ridiculous tack. Gabriel Paulista was also injured in that match which made the Gunners back line harder. Wenger even forced down Per Mertesacker who has never played this season.
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Direct Matches
04.02.17 PL Chelsea Arsenal 3 : 1
24.09.16 PL Arsenal Chelsea 3 : 0
24.01.16 PL Arsenal Chelsea 0 : 1
19.09.15 PL Chelsea Arsenal 2 : 0
02.08.15 CS Arsenal Chelsea 1 : 0
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Betting Tips
Chelsea win – Odds: 1.90
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.75