Chelsea vs. Arsenal: Time, Channel, Odds & Prediction

Theo Walcott was on the scoresheet last weekend for Arsenal. (Getty)

Theo Walcott was on the scoresheet last weekend for Arsenal. (Getty)

Chelsea’s start to the season came with a 1-0 loss to Arsenal in the Community Shield in early August. It hasn’t stopped since.

The Blues have won just one out of their opening five Premier League matches and face another tough test in Arsenal on Saturday. The Gunners are off to a positive start, but have scored just five goals in five matches.

The match will feature a return to Stamford Bridge for Petr Cech, who has conceded three goals in six matches for his new club.

Here’s what you need to know about the match:

The Basics


Chelsea vs. Arsenal


English Premier League, Round 6


Saturday, Sept. 19


Stamford Bridge, London


7:45 a.m. EST/12:45 GMT


NBCSN/NBC Universo (US)/BT Sport 1; For those looking for the channel in your home country, click here


Chelsea 11/8, Arsenal 15/8, Draw 5/2
Over/Under: 2.5 goals (over 4/5, under 10/11)
First Goalscorer: Chelsea: Diego Costa (4/1), Falcao (11/2); Arsenal: Olivier Giroud (6/1), Theo Walcott/Alexis Sanchez (13/2)
0-0 Draw: 11/1
Both Teams to Score: Yes 8/13, No 6/5

Heavy’s Pick

Neither team is a reflection of what they usually are. Usually the toughest team to score against in the league, Chelsea have given up an EPL-high 12 goals. Usually known for their offensive ability, Arsenal have found the back of the net just five times. There hasn’t been a scored draw between the two teams since 2007. It may be due.

1-1 Draw

Stats You Need to Know

Chelsea were overwhelmed by Everton last weekend. (Getty)

Chelsea were overwhelmed by Everton last weekend. (Getty)

Scouting Chelsea

Record: 1-3-1, 17th (5 points)
Coach: Jose Mourinho, 3rd season
Goals Scored: 7
Coals Conceded: 12

Scouting Arsenal

Record: 3-1-1, 4th (10 points)
Coach: Arsene Wenger, 20th season
Goals Scored: 5
Coals Conceded: 3

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