Chelsea FC Take On Arsenal: 5 Previous Meetings

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Chelsea FC host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in Saturday’s lunchtime kickoff, and it’s a fixture that’s been full of goals, red cards, and controversy on and off the pitch. We take a look back at the last five meetings between the two London clubs, in fixtures both at Stamford Bridge and The Emirates stadium.

This weekend’s fixture is Chelsea’s first London derby of the season, and it comes at an important time. The Blues have made a poor start to their Premier League campaign, with four points from five games leaving them just two points and one place above the relegation zone. Arsenal have made a much better start, and will have the opportunity to go second with a win against Chelsea.

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Although league form suggests that the hosts will struggle on Saturday, midweek Champions League results may be vital. The Blues got back to winning ways after thrashing Maccabi Tel-Aviv 4-0, with important goals from Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas boosting confidence. Impressive performances from European debutantes Abdul Baba Rahman and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were reassuring as well.

Arsenal in comparison struggled in their Champions League tie. They lost 2-1 away to Dinamo Zagreb and had striker Olivier Giroud sent off, making Saturday’s game almost impossible to call.

So let’s a look at the 5 previous Premier League matches between Chelsea and Arsenal, ahead of this weekend’s crunch fixture.

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