On the upcoming Wednesday the main attention of football supporters from all over the world will be turned to the London derby, Arsenal will host Chelsea at their home ground. Bookmakers didn’t decide on the favorite in this couple, considering the future competitors have approximately equal chances on success. Whereas it should be noted, that Arsenal have performance problems, Wenger’s team regularly concedes to their net, there are psychological troubles inside the side.
After 21 rounds in the EPL Arsenal are situated on the fifth position in the table, 38 points in the asset, which is four points more, than Liverpool, which in their turn are situated on the fourth position, i.e. the Champions League zone. Within the last five games the Gunners won thrice with two draws, the splits of points happened with Arsenal and West Bromwich and victories over Newcastle, West Ham and Crystal Palace.
Within the last five games Chelsea lost four times with one draw. Such spurt made the Aristocrats to rise to the second position in the table, falling behind Manchester City, which are 14 points ahead. It is important to note, Konte’s team has everything in order in defense, within the last four games the Aristocrats didn’t concede any goals.
It will be hard for Arsenal to play against the Blues decently right now, who have just gained an optimal shape prior to the New Year’s madness and showing a high level of football. Alexis Sanchez may leave the team and this may seriously affect the mood inside the squad, which will definitely affect the result of the upcoming game.
Prediction for the match: Chelsea not to lose