Ten points clear at the Premier League summit with six matches remaining, Chelsea have as good as wrapped up the title and if they manage to avoid defeat this weekend at Arsenal, the only team that could feasibly (though not necessarily realistically) catch them, it will effectively rubber stamp the Blues’ status as champions.
Mathematically of course, Jose Mourinho’s men will still have work to do regardless of Sunday’s result but if the Gunners are to keep their slender hopes alive, a victory at the Emirates Stadium is a must and they’re 29/20 with BetVictor to pick up the three points they crave.
Chelsea make the short trip to North London as bet365’s 23/10 outsiders and it’s also 23/10, this time via Stan James to finish all square, just as did in last season’s corresponding fixture. That one was goalless, a result Skybet chalk up at 9/1 on this occasion and such stalemate-related outcomes are set to be popular given that the pair are both in exceptional form.
Indeed, the Blues haven’t lost since New Year’s Day, a statistic that strengthens the case for the visitors but in that period, Arsene Wenger’s troops have actually collected more points and as they come into the clash seeking a ninth straight league win, they could nick it, especially as the visitors face a potential striker shortage.
Ladbrokes’s 3/1 about a Gunners triumph by one catches the eye then and in a showdown that’s 17/20 (betway) to see both teams find the net, bet365 price the hosts at 9/1 to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline.
Arsenal to beat Chelsea by one – 3/1 (Ladbrokes)