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History of the Arsenal v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea face a trip to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 80 games played, Blues have recorded 19 wins, and Arsenal have come away with 40 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 06 MayArsenal1 - 1ChelseaPREM
2006/2007Sun 25 FebChelsea2 - 1ArsenalLGEC
2006/2007Sun 10 DecChelsea1 - 1ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Sun 18 DecArsenal0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Sun 21 AugChelsea1 - 0ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Sun 07 AugChelsea2 - 1ArsenalSHLD
2004/2005Wed 20 AprChelsea0 - 0ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Gunners have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 5.

Chelsea's away form is equally impressive, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. The Blues have put away 11 chances in these games, a let in just 0.

Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 37 points from the 16 games played. Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 34 points from their 16 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Chelsea are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Arsenal. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Unbeaten in the last 17 home games.
Chelsea Undefeated in last 8 away games.
17 games since last defeat.