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Saturday heralds the climax of the highly anticipated FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea. Which side will end up with the title? This could get tense.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Arsenal v Chelsea can be found here - plus the latest match odds.
Arsenal, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 3-2 Premier League victory versus Watford.
In that match, Arsenal had 50% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Arsenal, the scorers were Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (5', 33') and Kieran Tierney (24'). For their opponents, Watford had 19 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Troy Deeney (43') and Danny Welbeck (66') scored for Watford.
It has not been often in recent games that Arsenal have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that The Gunners have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 7 goals during that time. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, though.
Chelsea will go into the meeting following a 2-0 Premier League win to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers in their previous fixture.
In that match, Chelsea had 62% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Chelsea, the goalscorers were Mason Mount (45') and Olivier Giroud (45'). On the other side, Wolverhampton Wanderers had 5 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
Illustrating their bias toward high-scoring encounters, goals have been celebrated 23 times in the previous six games in which Chelsea have taken to the pitch, giving an average of 3.83 goals each fixture. Their opponents have managed 11 from this total.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 24/01/2018 shows us that Arsenal have won 2 of them and Chelsea 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 22 in total which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The last league clash featuring the two was Premier League match day 24 on 21/01/2020 when it ended Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal.
On that day, Chelsea managed 59% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Goals were scored by Jorginho (28') and Azpilicueta (84').
Arsenal had 2 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Gabriel Martinelli (63') and Héctor Bellerín (87') scored.
The match was refereed by Stuart Attwell.
Team News: Arsenal
Mattéo Guendouzi (Achilles tendon problems), Mesut Özil (Back trouble), Shkodran Mustafi (Knee Injury) and Gabriel Martinelli (Knee Injury) will not be taking part for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.
Team News: Chelsea
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Ethan Ampadu (Back trouble), Billy Gilmour (Knee Injury) and Abdul Rahman Baba (Knee Injury) are not ready for selection.
We’ve got the feeling that Arsenal might have a difficult job to find the net against this Chelsea lineup who should gain the upper hand.
That’s why we have predicted a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 advantage for Chelsea at the end of the match.
A close call.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Emirates Stadium (60,260)
Captain: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Manager: Mikel Arteta
Competitions: Premier League position 8, FA Cup (Final)
🔑 Star Man: Alexandre Lacazette
Generally deployed in the Striker position, Alexandre Lacazette was born in Lyon, France. Having made a first senior appearance for Olympique Lyonnais in the 2009 - 2010 season, the gifted Forward has scored 10 league goals in this Premier League 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in 30 appearances.