Live on Skysports 1: Mon 20.00: Arsenal are slight favs at 6/4 (bet365) to win the stand out fixture on the Christmas card.
The respective squads of Arsenal and Chelsea can at least enjoy a small sherry and a mince pie on Saturday, as their potential Christmas cracker at the Emirates Stadium isn’t until Monday evening.
The Gunners are slender 6/4 favourites with bet365 to give Chelsea a stuffing while the Blues are 15/8 (888Sport) to make the hosts look like turkeys and William Hill quote the pair at 12/5 to get into the festive spirit and share the points.
As the champions are winless in five in the league and Arsene Wenger’s side have been hit and miss of late, it’s hard to make a strong case for either and subsequently the stalemate looks the best bet here while Partybets’ 11/2 for the Blues to play out a fourth consecutive 1-1 draw isn’t without appeal.
It’s a clash in which both teams should find the net (4/6, Stan James) and champing at the bit after having his comeback delayed by the weather last weekend, Frank Lampard could find the target for the visitors at some stage, an outcome quoted by Coral at 3/1. At the other end, Samir Nasri has five in seven in all competitions and can be backed at 13/5 with Stan James to strike again at any point.