Arsenal has emerged as one of the Premier League’s two unbeaten teams this season, adding to their confidence with a 1-0 victory over Manchester City just before the international break.
Under Mikel Arteta’s guidance, the Gunners find themselves level with Tottenham at the top of the Premier League table, securing 20 points from their initial eight matches.
Arsenal’s only stumbles have been two 2-2 draws against Fulham and Tottenham, setting the stage for a potentially triumphant clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
In stark contrast, Chelsea currently languishes in the 11th spot, winning just three of their first eight games.
Although the Blues concluded their last two fixtures with victories against Fulham and Burnley before the international break, indicating progress under manager Mauricio Pochettino, their injury concerns persist.
The Gunners, despite their promising start, may not have an easy path to victory, given Chelsea’s resurgence.
While Arsenal supporters may anticipate a win at Stamford Bridge, it’s worth noting that Chelsea’s performances, according to Understat, are 4.4 points below what they should be based on their chances created.
Their expected goals (xG) metric of 15.79 significantly lags behind their current goal tally of 11.
Historically, this fixture has seen a fair share of goals, with both teams scoring in seven of their last ten competitive encounters.
This match could potentially end in a draw, with the Gunners previously sharing points in 2-2 draws against Fulham and Tottenham this season.
Chelsea, on the other hand, has experienced three draws in their last six home league games, including a 1-1 tie with Liverpool earlier in the season.