Arsenal face a tricky trip to Chelsea on Wednesday in their bid to reverse a run of three consecutive Premier League defeats.

The Blues, buoyed by booking their place in the FA Cup final on the weekend, enjoy an eight-point gap over those chasing a top-four finish and can effectively seal their qualification to next season’s Champions League with a win.

Romelu Lukaku and Reece James struck in a convincing 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture across the capital, ending Arsenal’s three-game winning streak in this particular derby.
Now it is the Gunners in need of a turnaround having slipped to sixth place as the pressure of the run-in continues to crank up.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Chelsea vs Arsenal is scheduled for a 7.45pm WAT kick-off on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

Stamford Bridge in London will host the match.

Chelsea vs Arsenal team news
Mateo Kovacic is a doubt having been forced out of the win over Crystal Palace with an ankle issue.

Ross Barkley missed the trip to Wembley due to illness while Callum Hudson-Odoi (back) and Ben Chilwell (knee) are longer-term absentees.

Arsenal are sweating over Alexandre Lacazette’s status after he tested positive for Covid, ruling him out of the defeat at Southampton.

Takehiro Tomiyasu remains unavailable with his return to training from a calf injury only scheduled for this week. Kieran Tierney (calf) and Thomas Partey (thigh) are out.
Chelsea vs Arsenal prediction
The Gunners are due a fightback and take on a Chelsea team enjoying a good run but still prone to shakiness at home.
A 1-1 draw.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The last seven meetings are evenly split with three wins apiece, plus a draw.
Chelsea wins: 66
Draws: 58
Arsenal wins: 80

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