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Chelsea vs Arsenal

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On January 20th Chelsea welcomes Arsenal at the Stamford Bridge in London. Benitez’s team will try to stop Stamford Bridge sadness. The Blues have been out of great form at home stadium, when they take on a Gunners side that aims to be closer to the Champions League zone.


Chelsea stands third in the EPL table with forty two points after twenty to games, winning twelve, drawing six and losing four. Their present form has seen two wins, one draw and two defeats. Last five EPL home games the Blues have ended with one win, three draws and one loss. This midweek they had a 2-2 draw with Southampton, by winning 2-0 after the first half.  Also, Chelsea have won just one of their last seven league mathces at Stamford Bridge. Fernando Torres scored just three goals in twenty five appearances, while Demba Ba scored the same number of goals that in just four matches.


Arsenal are sixth in the league table with thirty four points after twenty one game. The Gunners have nine wins, seven draws and five losses so far this season. Their present form has seen two victories, two draws and one loss. Last five EPL games far away from home the Gunners have finished with two wins and three draws. This midweek they won Swansea 1-0 in the FA Cup.


Chelsea have an almost fully squad. Oriol Romeu has a knee injury and is long-term absentee. John Terry has returned to trainings but he is still far of his best fit. Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel have travelled to South Africa for the Africa Cup of Nations to represent Nigeria. Branislav Ivanovic was rested in the game against Southampton, so he should return to the starting squad. Demba Ba is expected in attack instead of Torres.


Arsene Wenger will play without Mikel Arteta, who has a calf injury, so Abou Diaby is expected to continue in midfield zone. Laurent Koscielny could return after a one-match suspension, he picked up against Man City. Gervinho is on Africa Cup of Nations for the Ivory Coast. Tomas Rosicky is out cause of calf injury.


Chelsea line-up: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Ba.


Last three matches:

Chelsea FC 2 – Southampton 2;

Stoke 0 – Chelsea FC 4;

Chelsea FC 0 – Swansea 2.


Arsenal line-up: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Wilshere, Diaby, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski, Walcott.


Last three matches:

Arsenal 1 – Swansea 0;

Arsenal 0 – Manchester City FC 2;

Swansea 2 – Arsenal 2.

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