Our match prediction:
All eyes will be on Emirates Stadium when Arsenal and Chelsea face each other in Saturday’s London derby. The Gunners are on a three-game winning run in the national championship and they will be looking to build on a 4-1 win over Hull City when they take on their bitter local rivals. The Blues failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Liverpool on Friday and we would not be surprised if they fail to grab something from Saturday’s game against Arsenal. Alexis Sanchez had a penalty saved against Hull City, but the Chilean attacker eventually scored a brace in the 4-1 triumph over the Tigers and we predict that he is going to prove a handful for the opposition defenders in the London derby. Diego Costa scored a consolation goal for Chelsea in the 2-1 loss to Liverpool and the Brazilian-born forward is likely to lead the attack for the visitors against Arsene Wenger’s troops.
Highligted Player (Cech):
Petr Cech is a veteran goalkeeper who plays for Premier League side Arsenal. The experienced goalkeeper used to play for Arsenal’s fierce rivals Chelsea in the past and many people were shocked when he signed a four-year contract with the Emirates Stadium outfit on 29 June, 2015. Petr Cech was always struggling with injuries, but one definitely marked his career. During the clash between Reading and Chelsea the Czech goalkeeper collided with Stephen Hunt and, as a result, he suffered a skull fracture. This is the reason he has been forced to wear a protective headgear ever since. Petr Cech won four Premier League trophies with Chelsea, while lifting four FA Cup titles. However, in 2012 Cech won the Champions League trophy with the Blues and that is considered the highlight of his career. Petr is married to Martina Dolejsova (now Cechova) and they have a son Darmian and a daughter Adela.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game. Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash. After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.