The Blues remain unbeaten at home in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho. Chelsea have played 15 games, won 13 and drawn two at Stamford Bridge this season, but the Premier League leaders now face a crucial test against the Gunners who have the best away record in the league.
Arsenal have played 15 games, won 9, drawn two and lost four on the road this term. They have taken 29 points from a possible 45 putting them ahead of the Blues who have taken 25 points on the road this term. The league leaders will surely be the favourites for the clash given their unbeaten record at the Bridge but they will face their toughest test yet when Arsene Wenger’s side arrive on Sunday.
The title race could not be closer this term. Chelsea remain four points ahead of Liverpool and Arsenal who both have a game in hand with Manchester City six points off with three games in hand worth nine points. The Blues’ slip up away at Aston Villa on Saturday is a clear reminder of how tight the fight for the title will be and it could well hinge upon a single game this term.
Arsenal have scored 27 goals on the road this term, while Chelsea have scored 33 goals at the Bridge conceding just nine in front of their home fans. Arsenal play five of their remaining nine fixtures at the Emirates to Chelsea’s four out of eight at the Bridge – the results on the road for both teams will be crucial to deciding the title.
Arsenal host Manchester City just four days after their trip to Chelsea with the Blues still to go to Anfield this term, where Liverpool have been a formidable force.
Arsenal have scored an average of 1.8 goals away per game this term and Chelsea have conceded an average of 0.6 goals at home – somewhere someone is going to concede their form record this Sunday.