Here we have everything you should know before this competitive fixture of Chelsea vs Arsenal, kickoff time, venue, preview, team news, lineup, prediction, and more info.
Chelsea will face Arsenal in an all-London derby in the EPL at Stamford Bridge. The Blues will host this match on Wednesday, 20 April 2022, at 6:45 pm GMT, which is 7:45 pm BST.
Chelsea vs. Arsenal: When and Where?
This match is set to kick off at 6:45 pm GMT tonight. Chelsea will host this match at Stamford Bridge, the home ground of Chelsea.
This all-London derby is expected to be a top-notch battle as there is so much at stake. The Blues will try to win this match to firm their spot in the top 4. On the other hand, the Gunners have no margin for error to finish in the top 4, qualifying for the UCL next season.
Let’s have a look at how the season is going for Chelsea and Arsenal and what they can expect going into this tie.
Thomas Tuchel’s side is at the 3rd spot in the EPL point table, 5 points ahead of the 4th place Tottenham with 2 matches in hand. The Blues are not in the EPL title race but in a comfortable position to finish in the top 4 for qualifying for the UEFA Champions League next season. They will want to beat Arsenal to cement their position in the top 4.
Chelsea beat Arsenal in the reverse fixture by 2-0 goals at Emirates Stadium. Romelu Lukaku and Reece James scored for the Blues in match-week 2 to beat Arsenal. A win in this match will make it the first league double for Chelsea against Arsenal since season 2015-2016.
After losing back-to-back home games at Stamford Bridge, 1-4 goals against Brentford and 1-3 goals against Real Madrid in the UCL, Chelsea has come back strongly. They have defeated Southampton by 0-6 goals away from home. They also beat Real Madrid by 2-3 goals at Santiago Bernabeu, though it was not enough to qualify for the Championship League semi-finals. The defending champions Chelsea are out of this season’s UCL.
Thomas Tuchel’s side is without a trophy this season. They were defeated in the EFL Carabao Cup final against Liverpool in an exciting tie-breaker shootout. However, the Blues will have their chance to avenge Liverpool in the FA Cup on 14 May. Thomas Tuchel’s boys have qualified for the FA cup final after defeating Crystal Palace by 2-0 goals at Wembley.
Chelsea will go into this match against Arsenal full of confidence after back-to-back wins. Thomas Tuchel’s boys are looking sharp and confident. They will appear as a favorite to win this match tonight.
The Gunners have not finished in the top 4 of the English Premier League since the 2015-2016 Season. Mikel Arteta’s boys are winless in their last three matches. After 3 consecutive defeats in the EPL, Arsenal is currently at the 5th spot in the points table. They are 3 points behind Tottenham Hotspur, who are at the 4th, with a match in hand. Hence, this clash against Chelsea is more important for Arsenal for their top 4 battle for qualifying in the UCL next season.
However, things don’t seem promising for Arteta’s side ahead of this match. They were defeated in their last 3 EPL matches, 3- against Crystal Palace, 1-2 against Brighton, and 1-0 against Southampton. It’s the third time 3 defeats in a row under Mikel Arteta. It can be 4 defeats in a row for the first time since 1995 in Arsenal’s history if they lose tonight.
EPL Points Table Before Chelsea vs. Arsenal Clash
This is what the English Premier League points table looks like before this important matchup. The Gunners need to finish in the top 4 for a spot in the next season’s UCL. The 5th team will play in the UEFA Europa League next season. Every team will play 38 matches.
Chelsea vs. Arsenal: Team News and Possible Lineup
Ben Chilwell and Hudson-Odoi are among the long-term absentees for Chelsea. Mateo Kovacic will be unavailable in Chelsea’s midfield due to a knock he took against Crystal Palace in the last match.
Mason Mount should be the most crucial player in the Chelsea attack. This English forward has been in good form, getting goals in previous matches. If he plays, it will be his 100th Premier League appearance for Chelsea.
For Arsenal, Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney will be unavailable for the remaining season. Alexandre Lacazette is still a doubt who missed the last match against Southampton.
Chelsea Possible Lineup (3-4-2-1): Edouard Mendy; Reece James, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger; Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso; Mason Mount, Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku
Arsenal Possible Lineup (4-2-3-1): Aaron Ramsdale; Cedric Soares, Ben White, Gabriel, Nuno Tavares; Granit Xhaka, Albert Sambi Lokonga; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe; Gabriel Martinelli
Chelsea is a clear favorite in this home match against a struggling Arsenal side. The Blues are expected to dominate the match with more possession. Arsenal may sit back and try to catch Chelsea on the counter. Our experts predict a comfortable win for Chelsea.
- Score Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
Where to Watch Arsenal vs. Chelsea Match?
Chelsea vs Arsenal will be available on TV on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Events, and Sky Sports Ultra HD 1.
You can enjoy the live stream via Sky Sports and NOW TV. You need a subscription for that. A daily pass is available for £9.99.
You can watch this match on USA Network in the United States. FuboTV will also provide the live stream. The kickoff time is 6:45 pm GMT, 7:45 pm BST, and 2:45 pm ET, on Wednesday, 20 April 2022.