You can have 16/1 about ‘any other score’ when Arsenal travel a few miles south west to take on Chelsea, a wager that incorporates a repeat of the 6-0 thumping Jose Mourinho’s men handed out to Arsene Wenger’s boys last March.
However, having taken into account how the Premier League leaders have begun top-flight matches so far this term, you may find the Gunners winning with a two-goal start at 21/50 to be the better bet.
Arsenal’s walloping in west London largely came about thanks to Chelsea’s ridiculously quick start to the clash, with the first goal coming after five minutes, the second barely 100 seconds later, the third on the 17-minute mark and the fourth just before half time.
Immediately prior to that fixture, former Blues forward Samuel Eto’o had put his side in front after four minutes at home to Galatasaray in the Champions League, while the Blues notched around the half-hour mark in each of their subsequent pair of hostings following the Arsenal mauling.
Despite the fact that Chelsea have claimed an impressive haul of four wins out of five and one draw at Stamford Bridge so far this term, they’ve only scored once before the 45th minute in three Premier League home matches.
It took red-hot Spazilian Diego Costa over an hour to break promoted Leicester’s resolve in their first home fixture of the campaign, while Swansea were ahead for 34 minutes thanks to a John Terry own goal next time out.
Mourinho’s crack winning machine did get in early when Aston Villa visited last weekend, but Arsenal were 3-0 up away to Paul Lambert’s side within 36 minutes earlier in September, so that form doesn’t really hard hold water.
Wenger will be ready for the Blues onslaught and must be instructing Kieran Gibbs to stay on the right side of the halfway line as we speak.
Arsenal haven’t conceded more than a brace of efforts in the top flight since that difficult day last spring. Back them to keep it respectable at the Bridge.