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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(69) 45 Goals 39 (68)
(41) 21 Assists 24 (53)
(6.9) 7.2 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.9)
31.2 Average Age 31.7
185.2 Average Height (cm) 183.2
(1.3) 1.4 Shots pg 1.2 (1.1)
(55%) 60% Aerial Duel Success 58% (55%)
(0.8) 0.9 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.6)
(1.6) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Ashley Cole Out 6.91
Ramires Out 7.06
Willian Out 7.25
Marco van Ginkel Out 6.08
Player Reason Status Rating
Abou Diaby Out 6.05
Theo Walcott Out 7.11
Jack Wilshere Out 7.01
Mesut Özil Out 7.27
Aaron Ramsey Out 7.76
Nicklas Bendtner Doubtful 6.43

Team News

  • David Luiz was fit enough to make the bench in midweek but Ashley Cole is likely to remain on the sidelines through what Mourinho claims is an injury.
  • Ramires and Willian will both be unavailable due to suspension after being sent off at Villa, with the former set to miss the next 3 league games.
  • Samuel Eto'o should keep his place up front having scored against Galatasaray on Tuesday, while Schürrle should also come into the side from the defeat at Villa Park.
  • The likes of Walcott, Wilshere, Özil and Ramsey all remain sidelined through injury.
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has recovered from a minor calf problem that saw him withdrawn in the second half at Spurs.
  • The back four will remain unchanged, while Wenger will be weighing up whether to field the defensive minded Flamini, sacrificing either Podolski or Rosicky.


  • Chelsea will have been buoyed by their progress in the Champions League but must bounce back from the defeat at Villa last weekend against a fellow title rival.
  • Victory for Arsenal would see the Gunners move to within one point of the Blues with a game in hand, while a home win would mean the gap becomes difficult to bridge for Wenger's men.
  • This may well be a cagey affair due to the importance of the game, particularly in the opening exchanges, with Mourinho insisting on a solid defence before anything else in such crucial matches. The backlines could win out to ensure a draw that will please both City and Liverpool more than the two teams involved.
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User Predictions

Comments (71)

  • LOL 6:0!! english PL is soo boring and sooo weak

  • very disappointing game for every arsenal supporter; looks like the early kick offs are really a worry for Arsenal. Just imagine Giroud would have scored after his first and probably only chance in the second minute. We would have seen an completely different game. However in fairness chlelsea looked really dangerous with every counter-attack and the game was finished after the red card incident.

  • well, missig Ozil, Wilshere, Ramsey and Walcott

  • I get a feeling Arsenal will only change course if they are kicked out of 4th spot and I wish United and Everton really come right up and bite the Frenchman's skinny a$$! How do you explain this to an Arsenal fan?? Utterly disgusted!

  • actually i was wrong Chelsea did and didn't

  • @David20 last time a team won the champions league and finished below 4th England had 5 teams in the competition

  • Why didn't Flamini start?

  • If United won the CL Arsenal wouldn't get CL qualification but we all know that United have no hope in hell for that happening haha

  • There is a chance, a small one I'd admit, that Arsenal might not get Top 4. If Everton win their game in hand there's just 5 points separating the 2 sides so potentially a bit of squeaky bum time for the Arsenal and Wenger. Stranger things have happened

  • As an Arsenal fan I can just say well done to Jose Maurinho and real shame to Arsene Wenger! There's no point talking nonsense between these two managers, Jose Maurinho is actually the specialist in winning and Arsene Wenger the reverse. I understand you can lose with 10 men against Chelsea but to be a title contender you cannot concede 5 goals in 45 minutes, this is the second time in a space of weeks happening to Arsenal. Nobody would accept this and Arsene Wenger should go at the end of the season. Eto'o joined Chelsea for free, he scored a beauty against Arsenal. Why didn't Wenger buy Berbatov in January? Why doesn't he get the tactics right knowing Maurinho is well prepared tactically to expose the midfield. Liverpool did exactly same as Chelsea, started the game aggressively in the opening and eventually got 2 goals in 7 minutes. Well done Jose!

  • Schürrlinho = MotM

  • OldsSport one word... motivation! Mourinho is a master at motivating + chris foy slaughtered us with Villa...+Arsenal is in shit form + red card and even without the red card this would be a big win..maybe not 6-0 but still

  • Arsenal fans has accepted standards of failure over last 7 years

  • So were are the football specialist who say mourinho suck and wenger is the best in the bpl ?!

  • @OldSport tactics and the red card

  • Good job from Oscar, fortunately for Arsenal he was replaced in 2nd half, maybe he should've scored once more time

  • Happy anniversary wenger

  • Not far off with the prediction there, Whoscored..

  • OldSport Well they have mourinho dont they ?

  • The Specialist In Failure had a proper 1000th match today

  • how the hell could they lose against Aston Villa and beat Arsenal with so many goals!?

  • 6-0!!!! I bet on Chelsea ,but i did not expect this,premier league is so amazing

  • champions europe we are who we are

  • wtf

  • oh my my... 5 goals in 65 minutes

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  • Arsenal is one of the funniest teams in all history of football, always in top 4 always go through groups in CL and nothig more than this, super stuped team. I expect 7:0 for Chelsea.

  • LOL

  • Dont know what to say... amazing. :)

  • ibra will feast on this chelsea defence

  • LooooooL ! Referee made a mistake but that mistake should have been a benefit for Arsenal. 3-0 Better keep one of your best offensive player than an average full back aint it ?

  • Stupid refereeing...Chelsea is stunning though thats how a title contender should play

  • Whoscored , don't make the exact mistake the referee did , just put two error lead to goal by oxlade , gibbs didnt cause the penalty he just did what jesus did if he were playing football !!

  • amazing

  • arsenal always fail against big teams.

  • özil isn´t playing. Whats Arsenals excuse now

  • WTF ?! Gibbs getting a red card for chemerlain's mistake !!

  • lookalikes lol

  • WHHHATT???

  • Comical as usual! Let me watch another game

  • Really

  • Amazing fakeshot by eto'o , totally dont know how chemberlain didnt tackle him ;\

  • * how and why

  • May i know how why wenger never win against mourinho ?! 10 games 5 wins for mou and 5 draws ! Pretty weird stat considering wenger is the best of all time as you call him ?!!

  • ARS 2-2 CHE

  • My prediction is 2-1/1-0, Arsenal win!

  • Wenger win Jose Mourinho!!!! Hehehehe~~

  • Chelsea to win 1-0 or 2-0. Arsenal is has a good defence but then their record against big teams away from home is awful, they are as beatable as Manure away from home.

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  • Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal. It'll be a scrappy game and I see Chelsea being very solid. The only way I could see Arsenal winning is if Chelsea suffer a CL hangover from their clash with Gala'. It's very difficult to see Chelsea losing 2 league games on the spin and at home also. But, hey, maybe it's Arsene's lucky day

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  • Arsenal is the champion

  • chelsea win 3-0

  • it would be a perfect match if arsene win his #1000th of game with arsenal

  • Willian and Ramirez missing means they are not really easy to replace, in everyone's eyes this is a draw but Arsenal will go for this one as they have nothing more important in the League this season, should Arsenal get beaten they have missed out this season on the EPL trophy and have the FA Cup in their sight as the fall back option. Chelsea have a tremendous record against Arsenal but tomorrow is a special day for Wenger and I'm going against the odds and Arsenal with a bit of luck to break the woodo and beat Jose for first time at the bridge. 1:2 with maybe a penalty in the mix! COYG!

  • draw or Arsenal

  • I think Chelsea will edge this one, but I wouldn't be surprised if it finishes 1-1. I expect the home side to have the lion share of chances. I think Arsenal are suspect though, they parked the bus like a championship side against an abysmal spurs side, don't think such tactics will work against Chelsea.Hopefully both teams go for it, as it is a potential title decider.

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  • 3-1 Chelsea, Eto'o to score first

  • hahahahahhhaahahahhaha.... go ARSENAL!!!!

  • I'd take a Draw right! now but just imagine on Wenger ends Mourinho's unbeaten home record on his 1000th game

  • Chelsea to WIN---> 2-1

  • 2-1 to Chelsea !!!

  • Arsenal won't get a draw, They are very weak in big games usually, and Chelsea are strong in them. Also Chelsea's home form is superb, Arsenal's away from to top teams is very unconvincing. And then there's the obvious point, Chelsea are a better side than Arsenal

  • Willian & Ramires are both suspended I'm not to sure about Mourinho though

  • will Ramires be suspended

  • will willian be suspended

  • will jose be suspended for this game

  • Easy 3 points for the Blues

  • we need this win