“Under Pressure to Deliver a Big Result” : Here is the Arsenal Predicted lineup vs Chelsea
After a dour and pathetic draw against West Brom last time around thanks to a new year gift from our very own, young and sparkling jem of a referee Mike Lovely Dean, we are left facing the prospect of missing out on top four and finishing behind the whole bunch of Klopp, Conte, Pep and Poch for the second time in a row. The Gunners are currently six points off the pace in fifth, and after dropping points at home to Manchester United and Liverpool in December, desperately need a win against any of their top six rivals soon in order to bolster some confidence among the ranks and to pump up the fans who seem to have lost faith in the team and in system. After suffering repeatedly in matches against Stoke, West Brom, Man City, Southampton due to poor officiating it seems our horrid luck with match officials has seemingly reached a crescendo after the last game against West Brom. I mean how cursed can a fan base be when in a season where we somehow by gods miracle and the Europa League the team seemed to be doing fine with injuries and losing points due to the absence of key men, we just had to be struck by the curse of FA and its army of referees of the 1950s. If injuries wont kill your season the premier league match officials and their king Mike Lovely Dean will for sure. However the gunners now face the defending champions Chelsea and in a fixture where the king of the FA had already left his mark by sending off Gabriel and NOT sending off Diego Lovely Costa for his outrageous antics against Koscielny. Chelsea come into the game having recovered from their early-season blip, winning ten out of their last 13 games, with only one defeat in that run. The Blues remain two points behind second-placed Manchester United, having played one game less. The Gunners face Chelsea three times in January after drawing the Blues in the Carabao Cup semi-final and will be keen to start of their series of encounters on a positive note.