Saturday 26th December 2020 Premier League Arsenal v Chelsea 17:30

– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea

– Chelsea took 4 points off Arsenal last season

– Chelsea have lost just 2 of their last 17 league games vs Arsenal

– Both teams scored in 8 of the last 10 head-to-heads (all comps)

– 9 of the last 13 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS

– Arsenal have scored in 12 of the last 14 head-to-heads (all comps)

– 5 RED CARDS in the last 12 head-to-heads (4 Chelsea, 1 Arsenal)

– 7 of the last 9 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS

– 5 DRAWS in the last 11 head-to-heads

– Arsenal have lost 2 of their last 7 home league games vs Chelsea

– Aubameyang (Arsenal) has scored 3 in the last 3 head-to-heads

Struggling Arsenal are in dire straits at the moment after a terrible start to the new Premier League season and things don’t get an easier with Chelsea up next for the Gunners on Boxing Day.

Arsenal have won just 4 of their 14 league games this term and head into this game with only 14 points and only 4 points off one of the relegation slots.

Therefore, it’s no real shock to see Chelsea as the clear favourites to win this game, despite being the away side – Arsenal are 3.60, with the draw 3.60 and Chelsea 2.00.

This fixture last season also ended in an away win – Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea, with the Blues taking 4 points off their London neighbours last term.

In fact, Chelsea have lost only two of their last 17 league games against Arsenal.

With both teams scoring in 8 of the last 10 head-to-heads, then this option might appeal at 1.70, while 7 of the last 9 clashes saw OVER 2.5 GOALS.

It’s worth pointing out that there have been a fair few draws though – 5 of the last 11 meetings have ended all-square, but it’s also been a fiery clash recently with a massive 5 RED CARDS in the last 12 meetings (Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal).

Looking at the goal scoring markets – Chelsea’s Timo Werner is sure to be popular at 4.74 (1st) or 2.10 (anytime), while Arsenal’s Lacazette can be backed at 7.50 (1st) or 3.00 (anytime).

It’s a game that there will be a lot of pressure on Arsenal to get back to winning ways and you feel another defeat or two and their boss – Arteta – will be under a lot of pressure to keep his job.

But I think the best option here is for BOTH TEAMS to score at 1.70. This is a bet that’s paid out in 80% of the last 10 meetings and with both sides having plenty of firepower, then you can see much of the same again – the Gunners have also scored in 12 of their last 14 vs Chelsea