Arsenal face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 80 games played, Gunners have recorded 25 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 27 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2008, with Arsenal inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Blues in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sun 29 Nov||Arsenal||0 - 3||Chelsea||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sun 10 May||Arsenal||1 - 4||Chelsea||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 18 Apr||Arsenal||1 - 2||Chelsea||FAC|
|2008/2009||Sun 30 Nov||Chelsea||1 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 23 Mar||Chelsea||2 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 16 Dec||Arsenal||1 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 06 May||Arsenal||1 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Blues have rattled up an impressive 22 goals, and conceded 7.
The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Gunners, and 7 goals against.
Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 55 points from the 24 games played. Arsenal's total of 49 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The match against Chelsea is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win
|Chelsea||Won 5 successive home games.|
6 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 12 matches.
|Arsenal||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
No win in the 3 most recent games.