Statistics Derby London Chelsea v Arsenal
Chelsea clash with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in a game titled London derby
The match between the two Premier League giants is believed to be very attractive. Both of them certainly do not want to taste defeat at the weekend of the 23. Both Chelsea and Arsenal also want to be most severe in London.
Chelsea will chase victory after three games at Stamford Bridge never achieve positive results. Rafael Benitez’s upbringing squad won only one home win since last December. In the last match, Frank Lampard and his friends failed to maintain excellence score of 2-0 at home to Southampton. Finally closed the match with the score 2-2.
But Chelsea seem to think much about the poor record when playing at home. Because of the potential opponent also has an away record that is not shiny. Chelsea squad was not able to perform consistently when playing away. They just picked up two wins from the last 10 games in all competitions. The remaining five draws and three defeats.
The last time the two teams met at Stamford Bridge, London Red can beat the hosts by a score of 5-3, where Robin van Persie Arsenal were still in uniform scored three goals. Instead Chelsea beat Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in October 2010 with a score of 2-0. While based on the record of the meeting the two teams, they both won twice.
Chelsea will not be able to play Victor Moses and Jon Obi Mikel having his country in the African Nations Cup 2013. While it is likely Arsenal will be without midfielder from Spain, Miker Arteta because the player was injured. However, Arsenal still raging passion for Theo Walcott to sign new contracts ended with the Gunners.
Arsenal has not won in the league entering the year 2013 also need a positive result. Moreover, Arsene Wenger has just bent Manchester City with a score of 2-0. Inevitably, the victory over Chelsea means a lot. In addition to awaken the spirit of the team, the victory will give fans heartache when losing to Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in the last game.
Currently, the Gunners have 34 points and are in sixth place. Victory would make the position Arsenal up to level five shifts Everton. Meanwhile, Chelsea occupy the top three strips are better than Arsenal by collecting 42 points. If able to beat Arsenal then Chelsea will be away from the pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur are just two points adrift.
Head to head:
29 September 2012 Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea (EPL)
21 April 2012 Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea (EPL)
29 Oktober 2011 Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal (EPL)
28 Desember 2010 Arsenal 3-1 Chesea (EPL)
3 OKtober 2010 Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal (EPL)