Chelsea (25 PTS) vs. Arsenal (14 PTS)
Premier League Soccer: Saturday, December 26th 2020 at 12:30 PM
The Line: Chelsea -108 / Arsenal +300-- Over/Under:3 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Arsenal and Chelsea face off on Boxing Day in an English Premier League showdown at Emirates Stadium.
There is a lot of grumbling about this Arsenal team and coming into this game they only have 14 points which puts them in 15th place in the standings.This is an Arsenal team that has some offensive issues and if they are going to turn around their season, they need to be better on that side of the ball. Arsenal’s last Premier League game where they scored more than a goal happened all the way back in early October. Arsenal’s last game came against Everton and their only goal was on a penalty kick by Nicolas Pepe. In this game if Arsenal wants to come away with a victory, they are going to need to get their first goal scored early to have confidence. In the last game they had 58 percent of the possession but only two shots on goal which isn’t anywhere near close to enough.
Chelsea has been good this year and they currently sit in 5th place in the standings with 25 points on the season. Chelsea have looked good for the most part this season and in their last game against West Ham their offense was the difference putting three goals in the back of the net and the defense also locked down giving up zero goals. Thiago Silva opened up the scoring in the 10th minute and Tammy Abraham added two more goals to come away with the victory. Abraham leads the team with five goals on the season. Seven different players have scored at least two goals this season for Chelsea and in this game it’s going to be about the offense.
Arsenal has really struggled this season and there is no reason to believe it’s going to be any different in this game. Look for Chelsea to get out to a fast start, Arsenal’s offense won’t have any success, and that will lead to Chelsea coming away with a victory.