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Premier League (EPL) 29 Sep 2012 Arsenal FC 1 – Chelsea FC 2
Premier League (EPL) 21 Apr 2012 Arsenal FC 0 – Chelsea FC 0
Premier League (EPL) 29 Oct 2011 Chelsea FC 3 – Arsenal FC 5
Premier League (EPL) 27 Dec 2010 Arsenal FC 3 – Chelsea FC 1
Premier League (EPL) 3 Oct 2010 Chelsea FC 2 – Arsenal FC 0
Arsenal have won at Stamford Bridge more often than any other Premier League side (seven) and scored more goals (27), so they are worth a bet with Ladbrokes to take the tie at 16/5.
The Gunners away record is solid of late, they have lost just three of their last 19 Premier League away matches (W9 D7 L3) and are unbeaten in the last five (W2 D3 L0).
Meanwhile Chelsea have won only one of their last seven Premier League home games, Stamford Bridge has hardly been a fortress recently.
Arsenal became the first and only away team to net five times in a Premier League match at Stamford Bridge last season in the 5-3 thriller.
Demba Ba netted a brace in his final match for Newcastle against Arsenal at in late December before signing for Chelsea in the New Year.
Theo Walcott scored his first ever goal for the Gunners against the Blues when he found the net in the 2007 League Cup final, and he may be set to sign a new contract before Monday’s match according to Sky Sports.
Arsenal, who are currently 6th on the table have fewer points this season after 21 games than in any previous Premier League campaign under Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners have scored more goals (9) in the final 10 minutes of games this season than any other team in the top flight.
Rafa Benitez’s home record in games against Arsene Wenger with Valencia and Liverpool is (W5 D2 L3).
Chelsea got fewer points from London derbies than any capital club last season (8), but have already matched that tally this season.
Odds – Arsenal to win: 16/5
Chelsea to win: 4/5
Chelsea 1 Arsenal 1
Note: Stats from opta/Uk Eurosport