Arsenal vs Chelsea match preview and predicted XIs

Arsenal and Chelsea face off tonight as the Gunners hope to keep one step ahead of Manchester City and Liverpool in the title race.

The Premier League title race is reaching its climax and Arsenal face arguably the toughest test of their remaining fixtures as they take on Mauricio Pochettino’s men tonight at the Emirates Stadium.

Mikel Arteta has a fantastic record against the Blues over the past couple of years, not losing to Chelsea in his past five games against them, winning four and drawing once.

Chelsea have faired pretty well against teams above them so far this season, but the lack of clinical edge, as shown in their 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat against Manchester City on Saturday, has frustrated fans. Looking at the xG table for this season, the Blues should be in fourth.

The home side don’t currently have any injury issues to worry about, whereas the visitor’s terrible luck continues, with main man Cole Palmer unlikely to feature due to illness.

Arsenal Predicted XI

Raya – White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko – Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice – Saka, Havertz, Martinelli.

Chelsea Predicted XI

Petrovic – Disasi, Chalobah, Silva, Cucurella – Caicedo, Fernandez – Madueke, Gallagher, Sterling – Jackson

Get Football | Alex Roberts

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