Chelsea vs Arsenal Premier League predictions: Tips, odds and team news

Chelsea vs Arsenal predictions: tips, odds & team news

Arsenal will be looking to preserve their unbeaten start to the Premier League when they travel to face Chelsea on Saturday at 5:30pm (UK time).

Chelsea vs Arsenal odds


*Odds correct as of 13:45 on October 9

Arsenal are one of two teams still unbeaten in the Premier League and they kept that streak going with a brilliant result before the international break. A potential point for the run to stop, Arsenal hosted defending champions Manchester City at the Emirates, and many expected the away side to leave with a victory. But Gabriel Martinelli’s 86th-minute strike won the game for the Gunners, leaving them joint-top of the table, with six wins and two draws from their opening eight matches.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are still in the bottom half of the table but entered the international break off the back of consecutive victories. Life at the start of the Mauricio Pochettino era has been a struggle for the Blues, who won just one of their opening six league matches. But they ended that with a 2-0 win over Fulham and a 4-1 victory against Burnley, sealing back-to-back league wins for the first time since March. However, this is the start of a tough run of fixtures for Chelsea that will truly show whether they have actually turned a corner.

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Chelsea vs Arsenal predictions

Chelsea vs Arsenal: Predictions

Bet Prediction BetMGM odds
BTTS? No 27/25
Correct Score Chelsea 0-2 Arsenal 10/1
First Goalscorer Martin Odegaard 21/2

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The stats behind our Chelsea vs Arsenal predictions:

  • Chelsea have lost their last two home league games without scoring.
  • Arsenal have won six of their last seven games against Chelsea.
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in their past 15 London derbies since a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham in May 2022.
  • Martin Odegaard has scored three goals in the Premier League this season.
  • Chelsea haven’t beaten Arsenal at Stamford Bridge since August 2018.

Chelsea vs Arsenal match tip

Nicolas Jackson to be carded @ 21/10

Nicolas Jackson got his second goal of the season in Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Burnley, but he has been picking up yellow cards at an alarming rate. The striker has already served a suspension for his accumulation of yellow cards, picking up five in his first six Premier League appearances.

Chelsea vs Arsenal Bet-Builder tip

Over 3.5 Chelsea cards, most cards Chelsea & Nicolas Jackson to be carded

Nicolas Jackson isn’t the only Chelsea player collecting cards this season. The Blues have two other players on three yellow cards in Ben Chilwell and Enzo Fernandez and four more on two. Across the rest of the division, only Tottenham have received more yellow cards than Chelsea this season. At the same time, Arsenal are one of the best teams for discipline, with only Crystal Palace receiving fewer yellow cards than the Gunners in the Premier League.

Chelsea vs Arsenal team news

Chelsea team news

In  Out Doubtful
Reece James, Malo Gusto Ben Chilwell, Christopher Nkunku, Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia Benoit Badiashile, Trevoh Chalobah

Reece James and Malo Gusto are both available for Chelsea following suspension, the former getting a ban while injured for abusing a match official in the Blues’ 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa. Chelsea will also hope Benoit Badiashile and Trevoh Chalobah are available for selection, but Ben Chilwell, Romeo Lavia, Christopher Nkunku and Wesley Fofana remain out.

Arsenal team news

In  Out Doubtful
Leandro Trossard, Jurrien Timber Bukayo Saka, William Saliba

William Saliba has pulled out of France’s squad with a toe injury, while Bukayo Saka missed the win over Man City, succumbing to his injury and will not feature for England. But Arsenal will be hoping they can recover in time for the return of club football and there is optimism surrounding both.

Leandro Trossard and Jurrien Timber remain sidelined.

Chelsea vs Arsenal head-to-head record

  • 2 May 2023 – Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 6 November 2022 – Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal – Premier League
  • 20 April 2022 – Chelsea 2-4 Arsenal – Premier League
  • 22 August 2021 – Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 12 May 2021 – Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal – Premier League

Arsenal have dominated Chelsea of late, winning six of the last seven meetings, including the last three at Stamford Bridge.

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