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Arsenal vs Chelsea - 01/19/19 - English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Arsenal will host Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium for a match in the English Premier League. This is a big London derby so both Arsenal and Chelsea will play for not only points but also pride.

Arsenal suffered a shock defeat in their last outing as they were beaten by West Ham United away from home. It was a disappointing performance by the strikers as they had a shot accuracy percentage of only 18%. The midfielders also had a poor game as Arsenal had the majority of the possession but managed to create fewer chances than West Ham. As it currently stands, Arsenal are 5th on the Premier League ladder but they need to start winning games if they want to fight for the Champions League spots.

On the other side of the pitch, Chelsea had a decent outing last weekend as they beat Newcastle United at home. It was a good performance by the Blues as the team controlled 66% of the possession while managing 6 shots on target. Pedro and Willian were very impressive as both wingers managed to score goals. Chelsea are in 4th spot and 6 points clear of Arsenal. If the Blues can win this match, they will almost secure a Champions League spot. If Chelsea are to lose to Arsenal, the gap between these two teams will reduce to 3 points and the battle for 4th spot will get very spicy.

Chelsea and Arsenal met earlier in the season at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea won 3-2.

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Chelsea to win this game. Even with Arsenal playing at home, Chelsea look far too strong. The Gunners are in poor form while the Blues are winning games consistently. With all that in mind, I see Chelsea winning away from home.  

 

Pick:
Chelsea

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