PREVIEW: ARSENAL VS CHELSEA

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Key Stats

  • This will be the fifth meeting in all competitions between the two sides this season – the third time they’ve met five times in a single campaign and first since 2003-04 (also 1946-47).
  • After failing to reach the final in five of their first six League Cup semi-finals in which they failed to win the first leg, the Gunners have progressed from two of the last three.
  • Chelsea have lost just once in their last eight away games versus Arsenal in all competitions (W3 D4 L1).
  • Arsenal and Chelsea have both made the League Cup final on seven previous occasions – only four teams have reached the final more times (Liverpool 12, Man Utd 9, Aston Villa 8, Spurs 8).

(via Sky Sports)

 

Predicted Line-up

Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, RΓΌdiger; Moses, Bakayoko, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Hazard, Pedro

 

Prediction

Arsenal are in good form and could cause Chelsea plenty of problems on the counter attack. They key is whether Chelsea decide to attack or just sit back. It wouldn’t be the biggest surprise if this game went into extra-time. 1-2 (AET)

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