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Chelsea v Arsenal: Blues to hand Gunners first defeat in goal fest

| 04.10.2014

It’s a heavyweight showdown in the Premier League this Sunday with league leaders Chelsea facing London rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

And with both sides the last remaining unbeaten teams in the top flight and Cesc Fabregas, who is 12/5 to score at anytime, facing his former club for the first time this promises to be a real humdinger of a clash.

Arsene Wenger has never tasted victory over Jose Mourinho and his side are the underdogs at 4/1 with Ladbrokes to take all three points back to north London, while Chelsea are the 4/6 favourites with the draw available at odds of 11/4.

But with over 100 markets available on the action Oliver Yew has delved a bit deeper to find his three best bets for the afternoon’s action…

Over 2.5 goals @ 8/11

Whatever is in the air in west London Chelsea and Arsenal seem to like it with 30 goals scored in the last 10 meetings between the two sides at Stamford Bridge.

While over 2.5 goals is a short price this is our banker of the afternoon, and with 6-0 and 3-5 scorelines occurring in two of the last three games between the two sides, over 3.5 goals in the game could appeal to some punters at 17/10.

But with the last three results between the two sides at the home of the Blues all bringing in goals we are sticking with the over 2.5 goals being scored in the match.

Chelsea to win and both teams to score @ 23/10

In recent years Chelsea have been dominant against Arsenal but Arsene Wenger’s side have had the odd moment of success at Stamford Bridge.

But after Mourinho’s side’s start to the season and the fact the Portuguese manager has never tasted defeat against Arsene Wenger, it looks a safe bet to back the Blues for victory.

While there might not be much value in backing the Premier League leaders, who have secured straight wins at home over their capital rivals, for victory it could pay to back the attacking Gunners to find the net in a home win at 23/10.

Danny Welbeck to score anytime @ 27/10

As previously mentioned Wenger’s team are full of attacking talent with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez pulling the strings behind the in-form Danny Welbeck.

And after his first senior hat-trick against Galatasaray in midweek the England man will be confident of using his pace to good effect against John Terry and Gary Cahill to get on the scoresheet.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Oliver Yew