Match Preview: Chelsea vs Arsenal ( 2023/24)
The game between Chelsea and Arsenal is always a highly anticipated football fixture in England, pitting two prominent London-based clubs against each other. Both teams have been rivals for many years, with matches between the two often referred to as "London derbies."
Arsenal have been in fantastic form since last season leading unto this current campaign. Chelsea on the other hand have been living on past glory when Roman Abramovich was in charge of everything at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal will be going into this game with confidence following their victory over Manchester City before the International break. Chelsea supporters on the other hand can take solace in the fact that Mauricio Pochettino has never lost a home game against the Gunners.
Chelsea Team News
Chelsea have been hit with an injury crisis which only worsened over the international break. While Benoit Badiashile is edging closer to a return, Romeo Lavia, Trevoh Chalobah, and Carney Chukwuemeka have all suffered setbacks in their recoveries and will not be available for this weekend's game against the Gunners. However, there is a bit of good news for the Blues following the return of the club's captain, Rece James and Axel Disasi to training.
Arsenal Team News
Arsenal have less to worry about injury to their first-team players although there are doubts surrounding Bukayo Saka, William Saliba, and Leandro Trossard. However, Saka and Partey are expected to be start the game at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s recent form
Burnley 1-4 Chelsea (07/10) – Premier League
Fulham 0-2 Chelsea (02/10) – Premier League
Chelsea 1-0 Brighton (27/09) – Carabao Cup
Chelsea 0-1 Aston Villa (24/09) – Premier League
Bournemouth 0-0 Chelsea (17/09) – Premier League
Arsenal’s recent form
Arsenal 1-0 Man City (08/10) – Premier League
Lens 2-1 Arsenal (03/10) – Champions League
Bournemouth 0-4 Arsenal (30/09) - Premier League
Brentford 0-1 Arsenal (27/09)- Carabao Cup
Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham (24/09) - Premier League
Chelsea vs Arsenal ( Head to Head)
Chelsea has in the past gotten the better of Arsenal in Premier League meetings, but things have gone in favour of the Gunners in recent years.
The Blues have lost five of their last six league matches against the Gunners (winning just one), as many defeats as they had suffered in their previous 25 against them (14 wins, six draws).
Arsenal have a fantastic record whenever a London derby is played on Saturday, having gone unbeaten through their last 15 Premier League meetings (11 wins, four draws).
Arsenal have won each of their last three matches away from home against Chelsea in the Premier League and could become the first team since Watford in 1986 to win four consecutive league games at Stamford Bridge.
When is Chelsea vs Arsenal going to be played?
The game will be played on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Stamford Bridge.