This week, the Premier League resumes with a new set of games, and on Tuesday, Chelsea will play against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, in what is considered an important match. Chelsea’s performance this season has been underwhelming, as they are currently positioned in 12th place in the league standings. They suffered a 2-0 loss against Brentford in their previous game and must put in significant effort to recover in this upcoming fixture.
On the other hand, Arsenal is leading the league table, but their recent performance has not been impressive. In their last game, they suffered a significant 4-1 loss to title contenders Manchester City and will want to prove themselves in this week’s game.
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Arsenal-Chelsea match preview
On Tuesday night, Arsenal and Chelsea will face each other in a Premier League London derby at the Emirates Stadium, three days later than the original scheduled date. The Metropolitan Police requested the game to be rescheduled, which disappointed the fans. Arsenal will face a significant challenge to prove their title credentials after suffering a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City in their previous game, indicating that they may not be able to compete at the highest level.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s decision to bring back Frank Lampard as their manager has not been vindicated, as their losing streak stretched to five games after Brentford’s 2-0 victory. Crystal Palace’s win over West Ham resulted in Chelsea dropping down the league table, and they are only 10 points away from the relegation zone, putting them at risk of being demoted to the Championship.
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Although mathematically impossible to challenge for the top four, Chelsea has only scored one goal since Lampard’s appointment and has failed to win in eight matches since their victory over Leicester City in March. They have only won one of their previous 10 away Premier League games.
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Trossard; Jesus
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Kepa; Chalobah, Silva, Fofana, Chilwell; Fernandez, Kante, Gallagher; Felix, Havertz, Sterling
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In the coming weeks, Arsenal cannot afford to lose more points as they have been inconsistent in their recent games. Despite being at the top of the league table, they need to keep up with Manchester City in the title race.
Meanwhile, Chelsea has had a dreadful season and faces a tough schedule this month. Arsenal has performed better this season and has an advantage going into the game.
Prediction: Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea
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Date, kick-off time, venue
The Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea is scheduled to take place on May 2, 2023, at 8:00 pm BST (3 pm EDT, 12:30 am IST on May 3) at the Emirates Stadium in North London.