Chelsea take on the visitors Arsenal at the Stamford Bridge in the 2nd tour of the Premier League. The match will be played in London on Saturday, August 18th.
Last season Chelsea placed 5th in the table with 70 points to their credit. Thereby the Blues went through to the UEFA Europa League group stage. The team has had one friendly match this summer where they have beaten Perth Glory with a 1-0 score. They have also had three International Champions Cup fixtures, won twice and lost once. The Pensioners have had fifteen home matches in 2018, won eight of them, drew five and lost two. In their last three matches Chelsea beat Huddersfield Town with a 3-0 score, beat Lyon in a penalty shootout and lost to Manchester City with a 0-2 score.
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Arsenal finished last season right behind Chelsea on the 6th place with 63 points to their credit. The Gunners have had two friendly matches this summer and won both of them. The team has also had three International Champions Cup fixtures, won two of them and lost one. They have had fourteen away games in 2018, won three of them, drew two and lost nine. In their last three matches Arsenal lost to Manchester City with a 0-2 score, beat Lazio with a 2-0 score and beat Chelsea in a penalty shootout.
In their last two matches between them there were a 0-0 draw and a 2-1 win for Arsenal. Considering that the Gunners have been looking weak on the away side lately the Blues should win in the upcoming fixture.
Prediction for the match: Chelsea to win.