Arsenal vs Chelsea: Gunners and Blues facing EFL Cup extra-time
Odds: Arsenal 2/1, Draw 12/5, Chelsea 27/20
Kick Off: 2000, 24/01/2018
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Arsenal and Chelsea go into the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final all square and we reckon another close contest is on the cards at Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners and the Blues have already faced each other four times this season, with the scores being level at the end of normal time on each occasion.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal ended a run of five games without a win when beating Crystal Palace 4-1 at this venue on Saturday, netting all of their goals in the first 22 minutes.
The pre-match build-up was overshadowed by talk of Alexis Sanchez’s imminent departure, but Nacho Monreal, Alex Iwobi, Laurent Koscielny and Alexandre Lacazette made up for the Chile star’s absence.
“It was very important because the last few games we didn’t play well and we didn’t give as much as we need to,” Koscielny told Arsenal Player.
“We were focused on what we want to achieve together. We know we have the quality technically and physically, but mentally we needed to push ourselves more.
“It was important for our confidence and confidence comes with results and wins.”
With no FA Cup fixture to worry about over the coming weekend, Arsene Wenger should be able to avoid making too many changes here.
Looking at the Arsenal vs Chelsea odds, 4/1 for a draw at half-time and full-time takes the eye.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea improved on a frustrating run of five straight draws when outclassing Brighton in a 4-0 romp at Amex Stadium.
The Blues were without the suspended Alvaro Morata and Pedro but Eden Hazard was on top form with a double strike, while Willian and Victor Moses also hit the target.
Hazard told ChelseaTV: “The combination between Michy (Batshuayi), Willian and me, and the midfield, was brilliant, so we need to do more like this week after week.”
Antonio Conte will have been equally impressed with that display but he will still be tempted to bring Morata back in now he is available again.
We’re on the Spain forward to score first at 4/1 in our Arsenal vs Chelsea betting tips.
ARSENAL 4-1 Crystal Palace – Nacho Monreal, Alex Iwobi, Laurent Koscielny, Alexandre Lacazette
Brighton 0-4 CHELSEA – Eden Hazard (2), Willian, Victor Moses
Head-to-head: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal, Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea, Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea, Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal
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