On Saturday, Arsenal and Chelsea face each other for the FA Cup final. Both teams will want to win the trophy. Arsenal needs this trophy to find Europe.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Free Betting Tips
Very average this year, Arsenal did not shine in the Premier League and will have to settle for a place in the soft underbelly of the standings. Far too irregular, the Gunners have suffered from too many air holes and will not play in the European Cup next year, unless they win this FA Cup final. Moreover, Mikel Arteta’s men have again confirmed this irregularity recently. Capable of a real stroke of brilliance as in their victory against Liverpool (2-1) and Manchester City (2-1) in the semi-finals of this FA Cup, they were then forced to bow against the relegable Aston Villa (1-0). For their last meeting in this Premier League, Arsenal won against Watford (3-2).
Opposite, Chelsea have shown themselves to be much more to their advantage this season and find themselves in the top 4 of the Premier League table. Before playing the last day against Wolverhampton this weekend, the Blues occupy 4th place in the standings with a small point ahead of 5th, Leicester. Lately, Frank Lampard’s men have suffered on Sheffield (3-0). Then, they struggled to overcome the red lantern, Norwich (1-0) then they won without trembling against Manchester United in the semi-finals of the FA Cup (1-3). Opposed to Liverpool, the band of Olivier Giroud did not deserve but finally had to bow after a spectacular meeting (5-3). But on Sunday, she secured her place in the Champions League by winning against Wolverhampton.
The workforce for Arsenal vs Chelsea
Arsenal has to contend without the titular keeper Leno, the little-used defender Chambers, and the promising Mari and Martinelli, still recovering. On top of that, midfielders Özil and Guendouzi are unwelcome and defender Soraes is not allowed to play in the Cup as he has already played it with Southampton this season. On Sunday, Aubameyang scored his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season against Watford.
World champion N’Golo Kanté and less important Gilmour and van Ginkel are all out of shape. Impressive since the resumption, Olivier Giroud has found the net 7 times in his last 8 games.
The compositions for Arsenal vs Chelsea
The probable composition of Arsenal:
Martinez – Sokratis (or Mustafi), David Luiz, Tierney – Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka – Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Absent: Neto, Chambers, Mari, Marinelli (injured) Cedric Soares (Cup-tied), Guendouzi (dismissed)
The planned tactical disposition (3-4-3):
Sokratis – David Luiz – Tierney
Bellerin – Ceballos – Xhaka – Saka
Pepe – Lacazette – Aubameyang
The probable lineup of Chelsea:
Kepa – Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Alonso – Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Kovacic – Willian, Giroud, Pulisic (or Mount).
Absent: van Ginkel, Kanté, Gilmour (injured)
The planned tactical disposition (4-3-3):
Azpilicueta – Rudiger – Zouma – Alonso
Loftus-Cheek – Jorginho – Kovacic
Willian – Giroud – Pulisic
The history of the confrontations Arsenal vs Chelsea
Chelsea has been leading the history of confrontations between the two teams since 2008. Indeed, the Blues have obtained 18 wins against only 8 for Arsenal and 9 draws.
In the league this season, the Blues won the first leg (1-2) before being held in check on the return (2-2).
The meeting will take place at Wembley.
Key points for the match Arsenal vs Chelsea
– The meeting will take place behind closed doors.
– Arsenal are counting on this meeting to secure a place in the European Cup
– Arsenal has not won since 3 games against Chelsea.
– Both teams are interesting offensively.
– Arsenal is capable of both the best and the worst.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Free Betting Tips
These two teams could very well not be able to decide between themselves at the end of regulation time and have to go through the extra time or even penalties. Draw!
Betting Tips: Both teams to score