Chelsea know that after defeat to Aston Villa last weekend, it's imperative to get back to winning ways if they are to maintain their challenge for the Premier League title. Jose Mourinho's men are 10/11 (1.91) favourites to claim three points in Saturday's early kick off.
Standing in their way though are a side who - despite 12/1 (13.0) title quotes with the bookmakers - will still believe they have a realistic chance of being in the hunt.
Arsenal sit just four points behind Chelsea with a game in hand over the league leaders, so a win at Stamford Bridge would force the layers to sit up and take note of Wenger's men, who are 4/1 (5.0) to record back-to-back away wins after they claimed a 1-0 win in the North London derby last weekend. A draw is available at 5/2 (3.50) with the same firm.
Paddy Power are offering new customers the chance to back over 2.5 goals at 3/1 (4.0), double the current price of Evens (2.0).
Chelsea have been prolific at home in the Premier League this season, the over 2.5 goals line has been covered on 10 occasions at Stamford Bridge so far this term.
Perhaps the most encouraging statistic for goal backers is the fact that Mourinho's men have been in games containing at least three goals in seven of their eight home matches against teams currently in the top half.
Arsenal's away games have also been fairly high-scoring so far in this campaign with nine of their 15 away days containing at least three goals. Big defeats to Liverpool (5-1) and Manchester City (6-3) suggest that Wenger's men could be in for a tough time at Stamford Bridge but after that 1-0 win over Tottenham the Gunners should come into the game with plenty of confidence.
The statistics seem to suggest that Evens (2.0) could be a solid bet for over 2.5 goals so the opportunity to back this bet at 3/1 (4.0) for new Paddy Power customers look a particularly attractive option for this weekend's action.
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Jim Knight is Chief Betting Editor at Goal and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast