Chelsea and Arsenal are set to renew their rivalry on Sunday as two of last season’s top four meet in another highly-anticipated London derby.
There’s a strong rivalry between the two managers who exchanged a war of words last season.
José Mourinho won the battle at the Bridge back in March as Chelsea thrashed 10-man Arsenal 6-0. The Special One is undefeated in all 11 competitive matches versus Arsène Wenger and a victory this weekend would give his side a nine-point lead over their London rivals with only seven games played.
It’s a one-sided affair in the head-to-head battle with the Portuguese manager winning six and drawing the other five in all competitions:
Mourinho’s side took four points off Arsenal last season without conceding a single goal. On the road, Arsenal shipped an incredible 17 goals in their three away matches against their fellow top four finishers.
If the way Arsenal defended against Tottenham last weekend is anything to go by then we can expect a comfortable home win on Sunday. Chelsea are the Premier League’s top scorers this season, averaging just over three goals per game.
The Gunners have kept just one clean sheet in their opening six Premier League games and have also failed to shut out either opponent in their two UEFA Champions League group stage matches.
Arsène Wenger’s side are certainly the underdogs in this one and the stats certainly don’t make for pleasant reading. One thing that Arsenal fans can cling onto is that this is football and anyone can beat anyone on their day…
Beating this Chelsea side is something no side has come close to doing in 2014-15. The odds-on favourites for the Premier League title look like they’re going to run away with the Premier League title this season, even if it is only the start of October…