Under-fire Gunners set to come up short at Chelsea
Blues can land derby spoils
Sky Sports Premier League & Main Event, 1.30pm Sunday
Champions Chelsea lost the opening game of their title defence when they were unexpectedly downed by Burnley on the first day of the season, but Antonio Conte’s men have roared back with three consecutive victories and that could spell trouble for Arsenal.
The Gunners are yet to win away from home this term and their record against teams who finished in last season’s top seven is of serious concern.
Arsene Wenger appears to have no idea what his best team is and it’s a surprise that Chelsea are not shorter in the betting.
Both teams have been in European action this week with the Blues hammering Azerbaijani outfit Qarabag in the Champions League two days prior to Arsenal's remarkable 3-1 win over Cologne at the Emirates on Thursday.
The extra rest coupled with Arsenal's late finish can only work in Chelsea’s favour. They played a weaker side and were utterly ruthless in the 6-0 victory.
Eden Hazard’s return makes a big difference for the Blues, who were the dominant force when beating Leicester 2-1 last Saturday, while new signings Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko have all settled in well in west London.
Arsenal were ripped apart in their toughest challenge of the season so far when beaten 4-0 by Liverpool at Anfield and were swept aside when they faced Chelsea away from home last season.
The Gunners have a woeful record at the Bridge and the Champions should make it even worse.
3pts 17-20 general
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