Premier League Saturday 21st October 2023

Chelsea v Arsenal 18:30(CEST)

  • Met 172 times in the league before, Chelsea 54, Draws 50, Arsenal 68
  • Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal
  • Arsenal took 6 points off Chelsea last season in the league
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in 8 of their last 11 home league games vs Arsenal
  • 9 of the last 14 league head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • 9 of the last 13 head-to-heads (all comps) went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Both teams scored in 9 of the last 13 head-to-heads (all comps)
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in 7 of the last 8 head-to-heads
  • Arsenal have scored in 12 of their last 13 vs Chelsea
  • 2 RED CARDS in the last 6 head-to-heads (1 each)
  • Odegaard (Arsenal) scored a brace in the last head-to-head


On a bumper day of Premier League action one of the other big highlights is Chelsea vs Arsenal in this weekend’s 5:30pm offering.

This will be the 173rd time the sides have played in the league, with Arsenal holding the slight bragging rights with 68 wins to Chelsea’s 54 (50).

Last season’s repeat fixture ended in a tight 0-1 away win for Arsenal and that can be backed again at 9.50, while the Gunners also took all 6 points off their London neighbours last season.

However, despite this Arsenal dominance last term, it’s still worth pointing out that Chelsea are unbeaten in 8 of their last 11 league home games vs Arsenal.

But it’s also worth noting in the overall head-to-heads (all comps), Arsenal have lost only one of their last 8 vs Chelsea.

The match betting is tight, with Cheslea 3.10, the Draw 3.30 and Arsenal on offer as the favourites 2.30.

Both teams have scored in 9 of the last 13 and this can be backed at 1.70, while 9 of the last 14 meetings (all comps) went Over 2.5 Goals, which is on the table at 1.90.

This head-to-head has also seen Arsenal score in 12 of their last 13 vs Chelsea, but has also fiery at times with 2 red cards in the last six (one each).

In terms if the scoring markets, Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard fired in a brace in the last head-to-head and can be backed at 9.00 (1st) or 4.00 (anytime). Or if you feel the Norwegian can score two again, this can be backed at 23.00.

Chelsea’s shortest priced player in the scoring markets is Nicolas Jackson at 6.50 (1st) or 3.10 anytime), while Jesus, who also scored in Arsenal’s 3-1 win in this fixture last season, is at 7.50 (1st) or 3.50 (anytime).

With Chelsea picking up in recent matches and home advantage it could be a tricky match for Arsenal, plus they are likely to still be without Saka, who is injured.

With this in mind, the Over 2.5 Goals looks a fair option at 1.90, and is how we are going to play this week’s 5:30pm Premier League offering.