Mikel Arteta’s in-form Gunners head to West London to take on underperforming Chelsea on Saturday, with Arsenal aiming to go top if other results go their way across the weekend.
The North Londoners have lost just one of their first 12 games of the season, and head into this clash off the back of a crucial victory over title rivals Manchester City.
While struggling Chelsea head into the fixture in 11th place – a point behind Manchester United – having taken just 11 points from their opening eight games.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Stamford Bridge is the venue for the eagerly-awaited London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal.
The capital clash is set for a 530pm BST kick-off time on Saturday (October 21)
Where to watch Chelsea vs Arsenal
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch on a live stream via the Sky Go App.
Arsenal will have William Saliba, Leandro Trossard and Bukayo Saka available after they pulled out of international squads with injuries
Reece James is not expected to feature. Romeo Lavia will also be missing along with Carney Chukwuemeka, Cole Palmer, Ben Chilwell and Christopher Nkunku.
The Gunners have won all three away games this season without conceding. In fact,across the last 22 away league games, the Gunners have conceded just 18 goals, with eight of those coming in three of their final five away games of last season against Liverpool, West Ham and Manchester City.
Predicted Chelsea team:
Sanchez; Gusto, Disasi, Silva, Colwill; Fernandez, Caicedo, Gallagher; Palmer, Jackson, Sterling
Predicted Arsenal starting XI:
Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Partey; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Arsenal wins: 83
Chelsea wins: 66
Last five results
May, 2, 2023 – Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea – Premier League
November 6, 2022 – Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal – Premier League
April 20, 2022 – Chelsea 2-4 Arsenal – Premier League
August 22, 2021 – Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea – Premier League
May 12, 2021 – Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal – Premier League
Did you know:
Since Arteta became Arsenal boss back in December 2019, the London rivals have met nine times, with the Gunners emerging victorious on six occasions, with three of those taking place in West London.
Chelsea’s last home win against the Gunners was five years ago, back in August 2018, when Maurizio Sarri defeated Unai Emery 3-2 at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have lost five of their last six league matches against the Gunners - as many defeats as they had suffered in their previous 25 against them (14 wins, six draws) when spending Roman Abramovich's cash
Arsenal could become the first team in English top-flight history to win their first four away games while keeping a clean sheet in a single season.
Martin Odegaard has scored three goals in the Premier League this season
Arsenal have won six of their last seven games against Chelsea.
Arsenal are unbeaten in their past 15 London derbies since that 3-0 defeat to the Lillywhite in May 2022.
Chelsea have lost their last two home league games without scoring.
Blues boss Mauricio Pochettino has never lost a home Premier League game against Arsenal, with three wins and three draws while in charge of Southampton and that lot from N17.
Kai Havertz – who assisted Arsenal’s winner against Man City last time out – could make his 100th Premier League appearance. (91 for Chelsea, 8 for Arsenal).
27 different players to have previously played for Chelsea in the top flight have scored against them in the top flight, the most against any side