English Premier League: Preview: Arsenal vs. Chelsea – prediction, team news, lineups

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December 23, 2020

Arsenal welcome London rivals Chelsea.

The Gunners, are in 15th spot in the table, will be searching for their first league victory since the start of November, while Chelsea will be looking to record back-to-back wins.

Arsenal have 14 points from 14 matches this season is actually their worst at this stage of a campaign since 1974-75.

Here is a full rundown of the fixtures for the 2020-21 EPL season:

A record of four wins, two draws and eight defeats from 14 matches this season, and they are only four points clear of the relegation zone ahead of Saturday’s fixtures.

Chelsea will then open their FA Cup challenge for the 2020-21 campaign at home to Morecambe before a trip to Fulham in the league on January 15.

The announcement comes after the Premier League revealed last week the 2020/21 season would start on September 12 and run until May 23, 2021.

Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Leno; Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Xhaka, Saka; Willian, Lacazette, Pepe

Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Silva, Emerson; Mount, Jorginho, Kante; Werner, Abraham, Pulisic

Saturday 19 December 

Crystal Palace 0-7 Liverpool
Scorers: Minamino 3, Mane 36, Firmino 44, 68, Henderson 52, Salah 81, 84

Southampton 0-1 Manchester City
Scorers: Sterling 16

Everton 2-1 Arsenal
Scorers: Holding (o.g.) 22, Mina 45 / Pepe 35pen

Newcastle United 1-1 Fulham
Scorers: Wilson 64 pen/ Ritchie 42 O.G

Sunday 20 December 

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Sheffield United
Scorers: Welbeck 87 / Bogle 63

Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 Leicester City
Scorers: Vardy 45 (pen), Alderweireld 60 (og)

Manchester United 6-2 Leeds United
Scorers: McTominay 2, 3, Fernandes 20, 70, Lindeloef 37, James 66 / Cooper 42, Dallas 73

West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Aston Villa
Scorers: El Ghazi 5, 88pen, Traore 84

Monday 21 December 

Burnley 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Scorers: Barnes 35, Wood 51 / Silva 89pen

Chelsea 3-0 West Ham United
Scorers: Silva 10, Abraham 78, 80

Saturday, December 26
Leicester City v Manchester United
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace
Fulham v Southampton
Arsenal v Chelsea
Manchester City v Newcastle
Sheffield United v Everton
Sunday, December 27
Leeds v Burnley
West Ham v Brighton
Liverpool v West Brom
Wolves v Tottenham
Monday, December 28
Crystal Palace v Leicester City
Chelsea v Aston Villa
Everton v Manchester City
Tuesday, December 29
Brighton v Arsenal
Burnley v Sheffield United
Southampton v West Ham
West Brom v Leeds
Manchester United v Wolves
Wednesday, December 30
Tottenham v Fulham
Manchester United v Wolves
Thursday, December 31
Newcastle v Liverpool
Saturday, January 2
Brighton v Wolves
Burnley v Fulham
Chelsea v Manchester City
Crystal Palace v Sheffield Utd
West Ham v Liverpool
Manchester United v Aston Villa
Newcastle v Leicester
Southampton v Liverpool
Tottenham v Leeds
West Brom v Arsenal

Group stage match dates

Matchday 1: 20/21 October
Matchday 2: 27/28 October
Matchday 3: 3/4 November
Matchday 4: 24/25 November
Matchday 5: 1/2 December
Matchday 6: 8/9 December

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