Arsenal will host Chelsea at their home ground on the upcoming Wednesday within the second match of the English League Cup. Despite the home-field factor bookmakers consider the Blues to be clear favorites of the encounter in this couple and one may disagree with that, considering the Gunners’ domestic statistics and their high motivation for the game of the third most important tournament of the English football.
The League Cup is of great value for Wenger this season. The thing is, that apart from the League Cup the Gunners can only count on the victory in the Europa League, but there is a big competition in Europe, besides, the tournament is only beginning and there are only two games left to play in the League Cup. They should definitely leave some energy for the EPL, but now all the attention of the Gunners is directed on Chelsea.
Chelsea keep playing on all fronts, where the team has started and this is negative for the Blues. Conte is already maximally rotating the squad, there is not enough strength for all matches, whereas the Champions League haven’t started yet. It is understandable, that Chelsea will try to win the forthcoming game, but one should not expect the first squad against Arsenal, besides, The Pensioners’ away statistics in the EPL is worse, than the domestic one in the Red-and-Whites, therefore the bookmaking action line looks not exactly adequate, to say the least.
Arsenal will put all the efforts to win the upcoming game, but there is no confidence, that the Blues will give everything for the victory. Apart from the League Cup, Chelsea continue to play in the English Cup, fight for the top-three in the EPL, participate in the Champions League, while the League Cup is extremely important for the Gunners.
Prediction for the match: Arsenal not to lose