Chelsea vs Arsenal
England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Chelsea are on their way to Baku for Wednesday’s UEFA Europa League final showdown with London rivals Arsenal.
A victory for the Arsenal would secure a spot in next season’s Champions League after they missed out on qualifying via their league position.
Both teams are entering their final preparations ahead of Wednesday night’s final at the Baku Olympic Stadium, though Arsenal have already been out in Baku for two days to acclimatise.
This is just the second all-English final in UEFA’s secondary competition, after Tottenham against Wolves in the 1972 UEFA Cup, and is considered a make-or-break match for both sides.
Chelsea vs Arsenal Match Preview
Chelsea have a great opportunity coming up to almost lock in the fourth and final spot for direct entry into the Champions League. Currently the Blues are placed fourth, below the Reds, Citizens, and the Foxes, and practically stand no chance to overtake any of them.
However, they hold a lead of five points at the fourth spot, over closest competitors, Manchester United, and Wolves. Trailing behind Chelsea by six points are the seventh-placed Sheffield United.
All three of these teams have some of the toughest fixtures in their league campaign coming up next, and if Frank Lampard’s men are able to record a win over the Gunners, they could be set for finishing fourth at the end of the season.
Both Manchester United and Wolves take on potential champions Liverpool next, and Sheffield lock horns with back-to-back champions, Manchester City.
Chelsea vs Arsenal Head-to-head
Chelsea won 21 direct matches. Arsenal won 19 matches. 18 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.69 goals per Match.
Chelsea vs Arsenal Prediction
Chelsea in actual season average scored 1.73 goals per match. In 28 (80.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 17 (48.57%) matches in season 2019 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.
Arsenal average scored 2.11 goals per match in season 2019. In 24 (80.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 21 (70.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.