Marhktayan vs Giroud
Chelsea enjoyed a better start to the Premier League
season than Arsenal, but there is not much between
It is also worth noting that they met five times in all
competitions last term and the Gunners did not taste
defeat in any of those head-to-head encounters.
Four finished level at the end of normal time.
Don’t forget there was even another stalemate in the
International Champions Cup in Dublin earlier this
Chelsea went into the league campaign under a bit of
a cloud following a summer of transfer speculation
regarding some of their biggest stars.
However, new manager Maurizio Sarri has not had to
contend with too much upheaval, simply replacing
Thibaut Courtois with £71million keeper Kepa and
bringing midfielder Jorginho with him from Napoli.
The Blues put a poor Community Shield display behind
them when securing a 3-0 success at Huddersfield,
although chelsea feel they may be flattered by that
Town gave as good as they got until N’Golo Kante’s
scuffed 34th-minute volley and a Jorginho penalty just
before half-time was another hammer blow.
Pedro eventually wrapped things up, though, and
Chelsea only used World Cup stars Eden Hazard,
Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Victor Moses as substitutes.
This will be a sterner test, though, and we like 18/5
for a score draw from the Chelsea vs Arsenal
Arsenal began life after Arsene Wenger by being
outplayed by Manchester City at Emirates Stadium, but
then again Chelsea had suffered the same fate at
Wembley the week before.
Raheem Sterling opened the scoring before Bernardo
Silva wrapped up three points for Pep Guardiola’s
men, as the Gunners struggled to match the intensity
of the champions.