Chelsea is set to face off against Arsenal at their home ground, Stamford Bridge, in Round 9 of the Premier League.
Chelsea recently showed an impressive performance by defeating Burnley 4-1 in their last league match. This win not only boosted their confidence but also marked their first back-to-back league victories since March. However, Chelsea faces a critical test ahead, which will determine if their recent success is sustainable.
Meanwhile, Arsenal is striving to overtake Tottenham and claim the top spot in the league standings. A win against Chelsea would help them maintain their flawless away record. With six wins and two draws in their first eight games, the Gunners have climbed to the top of the table, thanks to Gabriel Martinelli's 86th-minute goal that secured their victory against City. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic Premier League odds with them.
Arsenal averages an impressive 5.5 shots on target per match, making it likely that they'll find the net during the first half of the game.
The betting tip is...
Arsenal to score a goal in the first half
With Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea has faced a tough beginning to the season. Unfortunately, key players like Ben Chilwell, Romeo Lavia, Christopher Nkunku, and Wesley Fofana remain sidelined.
The team is also keeping its fingers crossed for the availability of Benoit Badiashile and Trevoh Chalobah for the upcoming match.
Mykhaylo Mudryk is expected to start for Chelsea
Predicted Lineup: Sanchez, Disasi, Silva, Colwill, Marc Cucurella, Caicedo, Gallagher, Palmer, Fernández, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Jackson
Arsenal stands as one of just two teams that remain undefeated in the Premier League. However, they do have some notable absences, as Leandro Trossard, and Jurrien Timber are sidelined due to injuries.
On a more positive note, Saka's injury is not considered serious, and Mikel Arteta might include him in the match against Chelsea. M Ødegaard, has made a significant impact with a combined total of five goals and assists in the offensive department. He's definitely a player to watch in this game.
Saka is doubtful to start for Arsenal.
Predicted Lineup: Raya, White, Partey, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Rice, Jorginho, Odegaard, Jesus, Trossard, Nketiah.
In the upcoming clash, Chelsea faces a pivotal test against Arsenal, setting the stage for a true evaluation of their capabilities this season. Chelsea's performance has been somewhat inconsistent, securing only three wins and two draws in their eight games so far.
Arsenal, on the other hand, has the potential to be a formidable force when they hit their stride. Players like Mikel Ødegaard, boasting an impressive 22.7% accuracy in shots on target, and David Raya, who has made 12 saves with an equal level of accuracy, present a considerable challenge to their opponents.
Indeed, Arsenal stands as a testament to their formidable squad, boasting exceptional talent and remarkable tactical prowess. While it's not often that they're considered favorites, the upcoming clash against Chelsea sees Arsenal in a position of strength.
Chelsea has encountered a challenging season with struggles in form, numerous injuries, and a revamped squad that is yet to find its rhythm. In this scenario, it's our expectation that Arsenal will emerge victorious in this fixture.