Prematch: Arsenal vs Chelsea

Arsenal takes on Lampard without success and hopes to leave Chelsea with all three points

Published: April 30, 2023 16:44


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Premier League
02 May 21:00

In short

After narrowly losing to Sky Blues on Wednesday in what could have been a potential title-deciding clash, Arsenal FC look forward to facing Lampard-led Chelsea, hoping for victory on May 2. Kickoff for Arsenal vs Chelsea begins at 20:00 (GMT+1) at the Emirates Stadium.

Frank Lampard Offers Support to Chelsea Fans After Five-Match Losing Streak

Frank Lampard could only offer soothing words after Blues fans turned against them following a 2-0 loss against Brentford. “My heart goes out to the players because their confidence is low right now,” he stated, having lost five consecutive matches since beginning his second tenure at Chelsea. “I don’t take issue with fans booing; this is their decision; I am not here trying to dictate whether or not they boo the players.” “Certainly not,” the manager stressed. Following three successive defeats LDLLL, Chelsea have fallen to 12th place with 39 points from 10W, 9D, and 13L wins. Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-0 last season and are looking to repeat this success at Arsenal in consecutive league visits for only the second time ever, having done it in May and November 2009. Frank Lampard could line up a 3–4–2-1 formation against Arsenal with Raheem Sterling set up front as they look for back-to-back wins against them this time around. Mason Mount, Reece James and Mason Mount all are currently unavailable as a result of pelvic injuries they both had surgery for earlier this season and remain out for rest of season alongside Reece James who underwent pelvic injury surgery due to fractured pelvic injury complications imposed upon them by Reece James’ injury as well.

Arsenal Look to Rebound After 4-1 Defeat to Manchester City, Maintain Title Hopes Against Chelsea

Arsenal were defeated 4-1 by Manchester City last Wednesday in what could have been a title-deciding clash, as Haaland and De Bruyne proved decisive, leaving Arsenal second best and winless over their last four matches, WDDDL. Arsenal are still at the top of the Premier League table despite losing an one-sided match to Sky Blues; two points ahead before Manchester City take on Fulham on Sunday. Arsenal are currently sitting on 75 points after 23 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses over their 23 Premier League matches; ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Chelsea they hope to take maximum points while counting on title rival Manchester City dropping some. They have won four out of their past five Premier League meetings with Chelsea (4 wins vs 0 draws, 1 loss]. One more victory would give Arsenal three consecutive Premier League victories over Birmingham since February 2004. Arsenal are looking to continue their unbeaten record against Chelsea, having not suffered defeat in any of their 10 midweek Premier League games played against Chelsea since November 2009 [4 wins, 6 draws, and no defeat]. Mikel Arteta should field a 4–3–3 formation consisting of Gabriel Jesus, Saka and Martinelli against Chelsea despite again missing William Saliba.

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