Chelsea still have a chance to win silverware after reaching the Emirates FA Cup final, which they will take on Liverpool in the FA Cup final next month. For the time being, it will not be on their minds; they will host Arsenal in the Premier League, hoping to keep pace with Liverpool and Manchester City. The Blues are in third place in the league standings with 62 points, eight points ahead of Arsenal in sixth place.
Chelsea bounced back from their sad Champions League exit by defeating Crystal Palace 2-0 in the FA Cup semifinals, and they’ve now scored in each of their last five games. They’ve scored 11 goals in their last three games, and with Manchester City 12 points behind them in the league, a top-three finish is a possibility.
Arsenal are suffering and have lost form at a critical time, and they are no longer among the top four favourites. They’ve dropped from fourth to sixth in the league rankings after losing each of their past three matches and four of their last five.
The Gunners’ fans aren’t optimistic, given that they’ve only kept one clean sheet in their last five games and have failed to score in three of those games. They have a difficult run of games ahead of them, and based on their performance in the last three games, a top-four spot appears to be out of their reach.
Arsenal have only scored two goals in their previous five league games, and they are coming off back-to-back losses.
Arsenal are coming off a bad run and will find it difficult to beat Chelsea. Arsenal’s weaknesses have been exposed in recent games, and Chelsea will undoubtedly find a way to attack them. Poor beginnings have characterized the Gunners’ last three games, and they have trailed at half-time in each of them. This match will be won by Chelsea.
KICKOFF TIME: Arsenal versus Chelsea match will be played on Wednesday at 7:45 p.m.