The London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal will take place at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, April 20, as part of the rescheduled matchday 25 of the AFL. Who will take the lead in the main game of the day? Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be viewed at how to register with 1xbet.
The Aristocrats are among the top three teams in the Premier League this season. Thomas Tuchel’s side have amassed 62 points in 30 games played. They have scored 64 goals and conceded just 23. There have been 9 victories in the last 11 matches. After the break for the national teams’ games, the London team stalled somewhat, losing to Brentford and Real Madrid at home. Since then, however, they have produced three wins in a row, including a near-miss in the Champions League quarter-finals (beating Real Madrid 2-3 at the Santiago Bernabeu).
The Blues reached the FA Cup final last Sunday with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at Wembley, with Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount (the latter is the team’s top scorer this season, with 10 goals). The injured team also have left-back Ben Chilwell and midfielder Hudson-Odoi out for the rest of the season.
After a poor January start, the visitors have had a good streak, winning 6 games in 8 games. However, recently, the Red and White have suffered three defeats in a row. Now the Red and White are sixth in the table in the AFL, with a total of 54 points from 31 games played. They have scored 45 goals and conceded 37. The Canaries lost narrowly to Southampton 1-0 at St Mary’s on Saturday, before losing 1-2 to Brighton and 3-0 to Crystal Palace.
It is likely that this crisis in results is due to injuries to key players. Alexandre Lacazette, who left for Barcelona, was successfully replaced at centre-forward, but the Frenchman was out for several weeks. Centre-back Thomas Partey, centre-back Takehiro Tomiyasu and centre-forward Kieran Tierney are also missing.
The teams have already met in the first round of the current domestic championship, and that time Chelsea FC took a 0-2 lead at the Emirates. In their five previous encounters, the Blues have won twice, with the Canaries claiming three victories.
Chelsea vs Arsenal
After the break for the national teams, it seemed that the hosts were facing a crisis. However, the team quickly recovered from two setbacks, almost winning back in the Champions League duel with Real Madrid CF. Now, Tuchel’s side will be fully focused on the league, the more so because the battle for the top-four is in full swing. The visitors, on the other hand, have been disappointing their fans of late: play for Arteta’s charges has been falling apart, with several of their leaders sitting out. We believe that the Aristocrats will take three points in this game, just as they did in the first leg.