Chelsea v Arsenal tips – back a goal-filled encounter at the Bridge

Chelsea and Arsenal set to trade blows at the Bridge

Over 2.5 Goals

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Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 4/5 with betvictor

Chelsea returned to winning ways on Wednesday night although Tranmere Rovers might have pushed Maccabi Tel Aviv close before conceding a late winner against the Israelis.

The Champions League 4-0 victory told us little that we didn’t already know about the champions, although a real litmus test arrives with a visiting Arsenal team on Saturday.

You would think the 7/5 about Chelsea winning this BT Sport-televised clash will be a popular selection although the Blues have failed to beat Swansea and Crystal Palace in front of their own supporters.

Similarly, the Gunners have yet to lose on the road if you discount Wednesday’s surprise reverse in Zagreb where Olivier Giroud was sent off before half-time.

It will be interesting to see how Arsenal respond that Champions League defeat and you might expect Theo Walcott to be employed over Giroud considering the England man scored a consolation against Dinamo.

He also has the sort of pace to cause problems to a creaking Chelsea defence who have shipped twelve goals in five matches. Alexis Sanchez should also be a fly in the ointment for the visitors, with the Chilean looking to open his account for the season.

Indeed, Jose Mourinho might consider attack as the best form of defence, with Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa expected to return for the clash.

Eden Hazard was the difference between the teams in this fixture last season and his manager will hope the Belgian can produce in what is a pivotal clash if Chelsea are going to stand any chance of reclaiming their title this term,

Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 4/5 with betvictor

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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