Chelsea vs Arsenal 10/05/2014 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Arsenal vs Chelsea
Sunday 7th September 2014 17:00(GMT)
The Line: Chelsea 4/6 Draw 3/1 Arsenal 4/1 See the Latest Odds
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After a midweek win in the Champions League Jose Mourhino will have turned his attention to this weekend and an Arsenal side that he has always seemed to have the better of. Mourhino will be looking to former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas to provide the inspiration against a depleted Arsenal midfield. Diego Costa will hope his finishing will be better than midweek where he spurned a number of chances against Sporting Lisbon, Eden Hazard will also be hoping for a better performance than his last two where he has looked a little out of sorts. Defensively though Chelsea have been immense only conceding two goals in their last five games. John Terry is still the rock at the heart of the defence but Courtois is the new net minder and he looks the business after arriving back at Chelsea from a long loan spell at Athletico Madrid.
Arsenal had an impressive win midweek against Galatasaray, Danny Wellbeck put an exclamation point on the performance netting a hat trick and impressing all round. However Wellbeck does that against the smaller sides, its in these bigger games where the pressure arrives on the one and only chance you might get that Wellbeck has had problems for his former club Manchester United. Arsenal are missing Aaron Ramsey and Arteta who are out injured but can call on Ozil, Cazorla, Podolski to strengthen that midfield. The question is can Arsenal hold Chelsea's potent attack?
This game represents many possible outcomes, I think Arsenal have proven themselves tougher to beat against the big sides this year coming from behind against both Spurs and Manchester City, both of those games were at the Emirates though and it was away from home that Arsenal struggled last year. I think that might continue tomorrow as I think Ozil and Wellbeck may struggle tomorrow against Chelsea's midfield and back four. I am going to take Chelsea -1 on the handicap at the big price of 2/1, I think that the Blues may win by a comfortable margin tomorrow. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo