Arsenal vs Chelsea preview, TV channel, kick-off time, date, odds and team news
The Premier League fixtures are coming thick and fast, and the battle for the top four is heating up as Arsenal host Chelsea in a London derby.
A win for the Blues will see them go 10 points ahead of the north London side, so a win for the Gunners is crucial if they want to close the gap.
Arsene Wenger‘s side were on course to seal an uninspiring victory against West Brom, however Mike Dean controversially spoiled Arsenal’s New Year’s Eve after he called a handball on Calum Chambers which resulted in the Baggies equalising from the penalty spot.
The decision left Wenger fuming as he questioned the standard of refereeing in the Premier League after the game and in his press conference today.
Chelsea are undefeated in their last 13 matches and they are on the back of an impressive 5-0 victory against Stoke with both Willian and Pedro impressing.
When is Arsenal vs Chelsea and what time is kick-off?
Arsenal host Chelsea at Emirates Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm on Wednesday 3rd January.
What TV channel is Arsenal vs Chelsea on?
The match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage starting from 7pm.
Sky Sports subscribers will be able to stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.
What are the Arsenal vs Chelsea team news?
Arsene Wenger said today that Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny face late fitness tests ahead of the visit of the Blues.
However, Sead Kolasinac, Nacho Monreal, Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey are out.
As for Chelsea, Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and Tiemoue Bakayoko will likely return to the team after being rested against Stoke.
Andreas Christensen recovered from an illness to make the bench against the Potters and is set to start in north London.
What are the latest odds? (Courtesy of Betfair) Arsenal – 15/8 Draw – 5/2 Chelsea – 8/5 Pre-match stats
Antonio Conte’s side have won their last six Premier League home games – only Manchester City (9) are on a longer current run.
Arsenal won this exact fixture 3-0 last season, after a five-game winless run against them in the Premier League at the Emirates.
There have been six red cards in the last seven meetings between these sides in all competitions, with Chelsea having a player sent off in each of the last three.
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