Arsenal will take on their London rivals at the Emirates Stadium in North London this evening.
Barnes has predicted the match to finish 1-1 and has written on Titanbet.co.uk: “I have a sneaking feeling that Chelsea will get something from this.
“I know their performances this season have been far from great, but the manner of that late John Terry goal against Everton shows they have fight and spirit in the camp, and for me there are still some question marks surrounding Arsenal.”
Former Everton and Aston Villa striker Andy Gray, though, believes that Arsenal will pick up all three points from the encounter courtesy of a 2-0 victory.
“Arsenal are 19 points ahead of Chelsea,” Gray has written on Paddypower.com. “Not even the most optimistic of Arsenal fan would’ve predicted that going into February. Arsenal showed last week against Stoke that if they have to, they can dig a result out of the bag.
"I fancy them to break this ‘Chelsea curse’ that the Blues have. Arsenal will be a lot stronger than they were last week, there’s a possibility that they could blow Chelsea away.
“Chelsea will be expecting a hot Arsenal side, similar to the one that hammered United. But a stronger Arsenal attack will be too good.”
A footnote added: “Andy’s bet: Arsenal to win 2-0 with Aaron Ramsey to score anytime.”
Arsenal are third in the Premier League table at the moment with 44 points from 22 matches. The Gunners are just three points behind leaders Leicester City and will go level with them with a win this evening.
Arsene Wenger’s side will head into the London derby against Chelsea on the back of a goalless draw with Stoke City away from home at the Britannia Stadium.
Meanwhile, Chelsea currently find themselves 14th in the Premier League table at the moment with 25 points from 22 games.
Guus Hiddink’s side are just four points above the relegation zone and need to start stepping up their game.
The Blues will head into the match against Arsenal on the back of a 3-3 draw with Everton at Stamford Bridge in London.