It’s the big London derby day where all Arsenal fans are waiting to watch. It’s a tough game for Chelsea, and even more for Arsenal who didn’t Chelsea in Stamford Bridge since 2011, 6 years ago, when Van Persi scored a hatrick.
On the other hand, Arsenal has beaten Chelsea three times out of the four times they played against each other since last season. But no one knows why Arsenal players perform bad in Stamford Bridge, while beat the same opponent at the Emirates once and twice Weembly in less than 12 months.
Here is our match preview like usual:
When and where is the match?
When: The match will be on Sunday, September 17 at 1:30PM BST.
Where: Stamford Bridge
Who will play?
Wenger played the reserve team in the Europa league against Koln, including some senior players like Sanchez,Monreal, and Bellerin as starters. Wenger is expected to play Monreal and Bellerin while leave Sanchez on the bench after playing 90 minutes two days ago, and having Welbeck who is having a great time after scoring two goals against Bournemouth.
We predict the starting Xl to be as follows:
Defenders: Koscielny (captain), Mustafi, and Monreal.
Midfielders: Bellerin, Xhaka,Ramsey,and Kolasinac
Forward: Ozil,Lacazette,and Welbeck
Wilshere and Sanchez
They should come off the bench in the second half, especially Sanchez alongside with Giroud if the result wasn’t in Arsenal’s favor.
It’s hard to predict such a result. Which Arsenal will play? The one who beats Chelsea in Weembly and Emirates or the one who loses in Stamford Bridge?
I will say if Arsenal can go out with a point it would be a good start. I don’t want to be pessimistic, but Arsenal doesn’t have a good record in Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal didn’t beat Chelsea away since 6 years and lost all 6 matches.