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Chelsea’s Premier League campaign is back on track as they picked their third win on the bounce at the expense of Leicester City last weekend. The array of wins put them straight back into the title race, now trailing top two spots occupied by the Manchester clubs by a narrow 1 point.
On the other hand, Arsenal got back to winning ways from back-to-back defeats with a convincing 3-0 win against Bournemouth. This could bring back some confidence into the team that got battered by Liverpool 4-0 just before the international break.
Both sides were in action this midweek for their respective European games. Chelsea grabbed a thumping 6-0 win over Qarabag, while Arsenal fought back from a goal down to defeat Koln 3-1.
The teams met in the FA Community Shield at the start of the season. The match went in favour of Arsenal, not before reaching the penalty shootout.
Their last competitive meeting was in the FA Cup final, once against Arsenal got the better of the Blues with a 2-1 win.
The pair of Premier League clashes last season saw the sides winning their respective home matches – Chelsea 3-1 and Arsenal 3-0.
Arsenal’s win at the Emirates last season is their first Premier League win against Chelsea since 2011. It was a 9-match win-less run with 3 draws and 6 losses.
At home, Chelsea won their last 5 Premier League games against Arsenal, scoring 2 or more goals in each of them.