After topping the Premier League table for several months, defending champion Manchester City has taken over the London club to claim first place in the league. Mikel Arteta will expect his squad to perform well and return to the top of the table. Even if they have lost their footing in the title battle, they still have a lot to hold onto because they still have a chance to win the league title.
Chelsea, on the other hand, will finish their season in the middle of the standings. They have six games left this season and have no possibility of being relegated, nor will they be able to qualify for European events. Chelsea had a really poor season that will conclude in mediocrity.
Lampard’s team has gone winless in their previous nine games, but they have a chance to derail their London rivals’ title hopes. That is what makes the London derby so exciting, as the Gunners will be searching for a win after four straight losses in order to resume their title quest.
The London Derby match will be played tonight at the Emirates Stadium in London at 12:30 a.m. IST. The match will be telecasted live on the Star Sports channel and streamed live on Disney+Hotstar.
Arsenal’s predicted lineup (4-3-3): Ramsdale; White; Holding; Gabriel; Zinchenko; Xhaka; Partey; Odegaard; Saka; Jesus; Martinelli.
Chelsea’s predicted lineup (4-3-3): Kepa; Chalobah; Fofana; Chilwell; Silva; Fernandez; Kante; Gallagher; Sterling; Felix;Havertz.
Match prediction: The Gunners have won four of their past five meetings with the Blues. Arsenal would dominate the game since Chelsea does not appear to be good enough to contend with the league leaders. I believe Arsenal will win 3-0 and recover first place in the Premier League.