Chelsea have easily defeated Galatasaray at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League. In fact, the Turks did not produce anything in the match. They simply could not match the strength of the English and they completely deserved to be eliminated from the Champions League by Chelsea.
After the match, the Galatasaray coach Roberto Mancini said: “We did nothing on the pitch and now I want to talk to my players. I am very sorry for our supporters. Chelsea were the better side. It’s impossible to score with just one shot on goal. We didn’t deserve anything in this game. Chelsea played better than us.”
Chelsea were very relaxed in the match and the players are in confident mood ahead of the Premier League clash against Arsenal. Chelsea have not lost any match at home in the Premier League this season, winning 13 and drawing 2. The two draws came against West Brom and West Ham who are very defensive minded teams. Otherwise, at home, Chelsea have defeated the strong teams like Tottenham (4-0), Man utd (3-1), Liverpool (2-1) and Man City (2-1). Chelsea have also kept a clean sheet in their last 4 home games and they possess the best defence in the Premier League.
Chelsea are still at the top of the league table but after failing to win against Aston Villa in which 2 players were sent off, Manchester City can surpass them because they have 3 games in hand. As such, it is imperative to win against Arsenal to keep pace with Manchester City. Midfielder Ramires (28/1) and midfielder Willian (20/2) are suspended while substitute players like defender Ashley Cole (13/0) and midfielder Van Ginkel (2/0) are injured. Chelsea have a large squad with quality players and they can easily replace these two players and most probably David Luiz (15/0) and Schurrle (22/6) will be in the starting line up.
Arsenal managed to defeat Tottenham in their last match but in fair terms, they were lucky to win this game because Tottenham gave a very good performance. Arsene Wenger said: “Tottenham played well, we must say. For me, they were absolutely up for it and we needed some special resilience to get away with it.” Arsenal do not play particularly well on their travels. In fact, in their last 5 away matches in all competitions, they have won only once, drew twice and lost twice, including the heavy defeat against Liverpool (5-1).
Midfielder Jack Wilshere (23/3), record signing Mezut ozil (22/4), midfielder Ramsey (18/8) and forward Walcott (13/5) are injured while midfielder Chamberlain (9/2) and striker Bendtner (9/2) are doubtful. Most of them are important players and they will be sorely missed in this match.
Jose Mourinho has never lost a game against Arsene Wenger in 10 clashes (5 wins, 5 draws). Besides, the defence of Chelsea is very solid and I can’t see Arsenal getting anything here. With home advantage, Chelsea will most likely get a win. Probable score 2-0