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We are in for an end-of-the-year threat as Arsenal and Chelsea trade tackles in this London Derby on Sunday.

Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Sunday 29th, December
Kick-off: 15:00 UK time
Venue: Emirates stadium
TV Channel: Sky Sports

For the first time in the
Premier League since 2003, Chelsea fell to a Boxing Day defeat, as their recent home woes took another turn against Southampton. Michael Obafemi belted home a stunner in the opening exchanges of the first period last time out before Nathan Redmond added another to condemn their opponents to a 2-0 defeat.

The result came after the Blues put up a scintillating showing to win 2-0 at Tottenham last Sunday, but were left rather frustrated by a spirited Saints side. It was their third loss in their last four home games and the fourth time they had failed to score in a league game this season.

Arsenal themselves, could only manage a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth as Dan Gosling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang traded goals in a relatively satisfactory first outing for Mikel Arteta as the Gunners manager.

The hosts have kept just one clean sheet in their last 16 games in all competitions, a significant flaw which Arteta will try to work on. They are however, unbeaten in their last six home games against Chelsea.

Team news


Sokratis Papasthopoulos is a doubt after he took a knock against Bournemouth.

Gabriel Martinelli missed out on Boxing Day through injury and is also a doubt to feature here but Calum Chambers is back in contention after serving his suspension.


Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Olivier Giroud are rated doubtful for the Blues.

Head to head

This will be the 199th meeting between these two sides in all competitions, with Arsenal having 76 wins to Chelsea’s 64. 58 games have ended as stalemates.

Match stats

Arsenal have conceded at least two goals in their last three home games in the Premier League.

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Chelsea’s last three league games.

Arsenal are winless in ten of their last eleven league games.

Team form

Arsenal simply can’t find a way to win at the moment, something that has kept them from moving up the table. Arsenal’s last five league games(LWLDD)

Chelsea looked rattled when they played Southampton last time out, so Frank Lampard will hope to see his team respond in emphatic style against their London rivals. Chelsea’s last five league games(LWLWL)

Betting preview

Both sides are not precisely at their gutsy best, and can be found out with sustained probing. If either of them can muster that still remains up for debate, so one might be tempted to go for a score draw at 17/5, in an encounter which could be hard to split the two sides.

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