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PL: Chelsea v Arsenal | Tuesday, January 21 | KO: 20:15 GMT | BT Sport

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Jan 19, 2020.

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Match Prediction

Poll closed Jan 21, 2020.
  1. Arsenal Win

    31.6%
  2. Draw

    33.3%
  3. Chelsea

    35.1%
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  1. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

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    Chelsea are looking to complete the Premier League double against Arsenal for the fifth time, having done so in 2005/06, 2009/10, 2012/13 and 2015/16. Only Liverpool and Man Utd have done this against the Gunners on five occasions.

    Frank Lampard is looking to become the first English Chelsea manager to do the league double against Arsenal since Dave Sexton in 1969/70.

    No team has won more Premier League away matches at Stamford Bridge than Arsenal's seven.

    Only Norwich City, with 6,245, have given more Premier League minutes to players aged 21 or younger this season than Chelsea's 5,736 and Arsenal's 4,091.

    Referee: Stuart Atwell

    Team News
    Arsenal: Chambers, Tierney, Nelson out; Aubameyang suspended; Kolasinac, Sokratis to be assessed

    Chelsea: Loftus-Cheek, Pulisic, Van Ginkel, Alonso, James out

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    Not sure what else to do with the team. Maybe Ceballos/Guendouzi get a game instead of Özil? Arteta's hands are tied really.
     
  2. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Contrarian

    We tend to play better in big games but we're rubbish away from home. Can't really see us taking this one, I see another draw if I'm being optimistic.
     
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  3. Furious

    Furious Emery Gone, Telly Back On

    Van Ginkel is still at Chelsea? They bought him like 10 years ago.
     
  4. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    Chelski aren’t great at home. They struggle to control and see out games. We have nothing to fear against these lot and should have our last defeat against them fresh in our memories.

    No Auba is jarring. Like against Sheffield Utd, need Pepe and Laca to come to the fore. Martinelli seems to have the bit between his teeth.

    Fitness permitting, I’d go;

    Leno
    AMN Sokratis Luiz Kolasinac
    Torreira Xhaka
    Pepe Özil Martinelli
    Lacazette

    Subs: Martinez, Bellerin, Holding, Guendouzi, Willock, Saka, Nketiah.

    Think it’ll be a draw but if we’re clinical we should win. We’ve gone close a few times at Stamford Beach recently, we’re due a victory. COYG!!
     
  5. Sapient Hawk

    Sapient Hawk The Reason We're Out of Europe

    Was just about to say that. And people think we were too lenient in keeping Diaby on the books :lol:

    In any case, I'm going against my head & say that, since this is away & Chelsea, bizarrely enough, are atrocious this season at The Bridge, we might actually get away with a point if not all 3.

    Would've never suggested such a thing under the previous incumbent.
     
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  6. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    hoping for the 7th league win of the season.
     
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  7. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Drunka In Friend Zone

    2-1 to Chelsea.

    Stamford Bridge is friend zone ground for us.
     
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  8. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Yes its either 12th draw of season or close lose can't see us winning. We'll play with same team against Sheffield hopefully kola can be fit i want bellerin to get back to team he added too much offensively i think he won't be ready
    Leno
    AMN Sokratis Luiz Kola
    Torreira Xhaka
    Pepe Özil Martinelli
    Laca
     
  9. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    Woulda had hope if Auba was playing, I have very little now that he is out
     
  10. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Chelsea don't look good lately specially at home but they struggle more against team who park the bus not against attacking team
     
  11. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

  12. HaffBR

    HaffBR Active Member

    I hope.

    Ceballos ---- Guendouzi
    -------- Torreira ---------

    or

    Ceballos ---- Torreira
    ------- Xhaka ----------

    Change to 4-3-3 and drop Özil.
     
  13. GoonerJay24

    GoonerJay24 Well-Known Member

    Leno
    Niles Holding Luiz Kolasinac
    Xhaka Torreria
    Pepe Willock Martinelli
    Lacazette

    I don't want to see Niles playing in an inverted role, would work much better for this team overlapping Pepe so he can cut inside.

    I read that Kolasinac is fit for this, if not we'll have to start Saka again.

    Rest Özil and start Willock because I feel we need something different in that position plus Mesut could do with a rest
     
  14. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia



    ...in honour of Lauren's birthday today, here is a lovely goal from him at the Bridge, in an FA Cup win from 2003!
     
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  15. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Vinai Venkatesham Stan

    Think we'll draw 0-0, but a win and top 4 is maybe back on.
     
  16. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    Spuds drew, Chelski lost, Yanited lost and Leicester lost. What a great point against Sheffield Utd that was :lol:.
     
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  17. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia



    ...Bergkamp’s pass is amazing, but a central midfielder playing for Arsenal who has the physical capabilities to run at high speed towards the opponents net...so they can exist!
     
  18. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    It's actually unbelievable how we're still with some sort of chance of still catching Chelsea. But winning this with Lacardi B up front seems like a tall ask.
     
  19. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Wonder if Arteta changes it up a bit with Hector back. Maybe a midfield three?
     
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  20. asukru

    asukru Well-Known Member

    I truly think we will put up a good fight and win this. I am confident Arteta will want to show he's the better "younger" manager lol. I am going to say 2-1 to us. Ill be rushing home from class to watch this then go back to school for my night class lol so please Arsenal make it a good day for us! Hoping Martinelli scores 2!
     
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