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| On Aug 22, 2021 5:30 PM IST

ARS vs CHE Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Arsenal vs Chelsea EPL Fixtures 22 August


London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea go head-to-head at the Emirates stadium in Sunday’s final clash. Arsenal has been the better side historically, but the tide has been turning blue over the past decade. The Gunners suffered a shock defeat to newly-promoted side Brentford last week.

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Meanwhile, Chelsea began their new campaign with a routine victory over Crystal Palace. Marcos Alonso fired in a beautiful free-kick, followed by goals from Christian Pulisic and Trevor Chalobah. It remains to be seen whether we would see new signing Romelu Lukaku from the start.

Date: 22 August, Sunday
Kick-Off: 9:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Premier League Table: Arsenal| 17th;  Chelsea| 7th

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Head to Head 

Arsenal did the double-over Chelsea last season. In the last five meetings, Arsenal has won thrice while Chelsea has won once, one game ending in a draw.

ARS vs CHE Today Match Prediction Details

Arsenal News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Thomas Partey, Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Magalhaes, Runar Runarsson, and Alexandre Lacazette are all ruled out through injury.
  • Aubameyang and Willian also seem doubtful after having contracted Covid ahead of the first game.
  • Ben White did not train yesterday and was not pictured in the team photos; it is not confirmed, but he might be out of this clash.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Arsenal will likely lineup in a 4-4-2 formation.
  • B Leno should be starting between the sticks despite Aaron Ramsdale’s signing.
  • P Mari, R Holding, and K Tierney are likely to form the back three.
  • G Xhaka and A Sambi Lokonga could occupy central midfield roles with H Bellerin and B Saka starting out wide.
  • N Pepe and E Smith Rowe should start behind striker G Martinelli.

Arsenal XI (likely)

Bernd Leno
Pablo Mari
Rob Holding
Hector Bellerin
Kieran Tierney
Granit Xhaka
Albert Sambi Lokonga
Emile Smith Rowe
Bukayo Saka
Nicolas Pepe
Gabriel Martinelli

Chelsea News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Christian Pulisic has contracted covid and will miss the fixture.
  • Although Hakim Ziyech and Kante have trained, they are doubtful for this fixture.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Thomas Tuchel will put out a 3-4-3 formation.
  • E Mendy should be starting in goal.
  • A Rudiger, A Christensen, and T Chalobah are expected to be the back three.
  • Jorginho and M Kovacic will occupy the double pivot roles, while M Alonso and C Azpilicueta will operate as full-backs.
  • Manager’s favorite M Mount and T Werner should start behind new signing Romelu Lukaku.

Chelsea Starting XI (likely)

Edouard Mendy
Antonio Rudiger
Trevoh Chalobah
Andreas Christensen
Cesar Azpilicueta
Marcos Alonso
Mateo Kovacic
Mason Mount
Timo Werner
Romelu Lukaku

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Romelu Lukaku can shine against an underconfident Arsenal side. It might be his first game for the Blues, but the Premier League fans are all too familiar with what the Belgian can offer. He has scored over 25 goals in both seasons at Inter Milan.

Timo Werner has displayed in the past that he prefers a two-striker system. The German has the raw pace to trouble the Arsenal backline. He did well in a recent friendly versus Arsenal. He had the most goal involvements last season, scoring six goals and providing 12 assists in the league.

Differential Pick

Nicolas Pepe is our choice of differential pick. The Ivorian is the most likely player who can cause any trouble to the visitors. He had ten goals and three assists last season. He is also on corners and set-pieces.

ARS vs CHE Dream11 Teams

Goalkeeper – E Mendy
Defenders – C Azpilicueta, A Rudiger, M Alonso, K Tierney
Midfielders – G Xhaka, N Pepe, M Mount, B Saka

Forwards – R Lukaku, T Werner

Likely Winner:
Chelsea will likely carry on the momentum and looks good money for back-to-back wins. However, Mikel Arteta is known to get results whenever Arsenal have their backs against the wall. The ARS vs CHE Today Match Prediction odds are in favor of a Chelsea win by a narrow margin.

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Devashish Pant

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