Premier League Match Preview: Arsenal vs Chelsea

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Arsenal host Chelsea in the biggest Premier League game of the weekend at the Emirates. The game will be played on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021. This game is always a mouth-watering fixture, and this game will not be an exception.

he Gunners are going into the game with a lot of pressure after losing their opening game of the season 2-0 against Brentford at the Community Stadium. The North London side will have a depleted team as they might be without the services of some of the team’s senior players.

Chelsea is going into the game with confidence from winning the UEFA Super Cup against Villareal and getting maximum points in their first game of the season against Crystal Palace last week Wednesday and Saturday, respectively. The Blues will have Romelu Lukaku available for team selection on Sunday.

Chelsea is the favorite to win the game on paper, but the statistics favor the Gunners. Arsenal won both league games between both sides last season, beating Chelsea 3-1 at the Emirates in December 2020 and winning 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in May 2021.

Both teams have played 203 times, Arsenal has won more games with 80 wins, Chelsea with 65 wins and 58 draws between both teams.

 

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