Chelsea‘s lack of consistency is what prevents the team from consolidating its 3rd position in the Premier League and close the gap separating them from the leaders. Winning at home against Arsenal is the morale booster that the players need to get back on track after a string of terrible performances at Stamford Bridge.
Match: Chelsea vs Arsenal
Bet: Chelsea to Win
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 1.97
The visitors are struggling to claw their way back to the top and losing at home against Manchester City has only complicated matters. Arsenal’s inability of winning against fellow title contenders is worrisome and facing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge is not an encouraging prospect either. They are at full strength and except for Fabianski who is injured, Wenger can field his best lineup but some changes in the starting formation are required.
Arsenal lost at home to Manchester City despite playing with four attackers, so it is very unlikely to see the hosts playing in a 4-2-4 formation tonight. Chelsea welcomes back Cech and despite the fact that he conceded two goals last round, having him in the net is comforting for a team that struggles to keep clean sheets. The hosts will use Mata and Torres upfront while Ba will be kept on the bench despite scoring the first goal in the 2-2 draw against Southampton.
Chelsea has a lot to prove this season, but while the title and a Champions League trophy are off the tables, securing a place among the top three teams is feasible. Winning at home against Arsenal is not going to be easy, but that’s why Pinnacle Sports offers odds of 1.97 for a home win.