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Arsenal vs Chelsea Prediction & Match Preview

Arsenal vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 29 December 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).

Chelsea went on a seven-match winning streak from the end of September through to the end of October, but Frank Lampard’s side have lost six of their last 13 games in all competitions.


Arsenal play host to Chelsea on Sunday afternoon looking for a win which is likely to earn them a return to the top half of the Premier League standings.

Despite Mikel Arteta watching his new side earn a share of the spoils at Bournemouth on Boxing Day, the Gunners are still eight points adrift of their next opponents.

Arsenal vs Chelsea Prediction Line-Ups

Arsenal vs Chelsea Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Arsenal Chelsea played so far 59 matches.
Arsenal won 19 direct matches. Chelsea won 22 matches. 18 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.73 goals per Match.

Arsenal vs Chelsea Prediction

Arsenal in actual season average scored 1.97 goals per match. In 16 (94.12%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 15 (88.24%) matches in season 2019 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Chelsea average scored 2.09 goals per match in season 2019. In 18 (90.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 16 (80.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team news

Arsenal defender Sokratis has been ruled out after suffering concussion at AFC Bournemouth, but Calum Chambers has served a one-match suspension and is available.

Gabriel Martinelli (thigh), Hector Bellerin (hamstring), Rob Holding (knee) and Dani Cellabos (hamstring) will be assessed, while Sead Kolasinac (ankle) and Kieran Tierney (shoulder) remain out.

Chelsea welcome back Mateo Kovacic to the squad following a one-match ban, while Marcos Alonso (knock) could also return.

Reece James (ankle), however, is not expected to recover in time for Sunday's contest.

Match officials

Referee: Craig Pawson. Assistants: Lee Betts, Richard West. Fourth official: Martin Atkinson. VAR: Michael Oliver. Assistant VAR: Stephen Child.