2017 ended for Arsene Wenger on a sour note as he was denied victory on his record 811th top-flight game with a draw against West Bromwich Albion.
The Blues came off an impressive 5-0 win over Stoke City last Saturday which pushed them up to second spot. However with Manchester United beating Everton 2-0, Chelsea are third but will be back to second with another victory at odds of (2.55).
The reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge ended in a goalless draw and another stalemate is available at (3.55) with the same betting firm.
Arsenal won this fixture at this venue 3-0 last season but Chelsea remain the team tied with Manchester United to have claimed more victories at the Emirates which stands at five. Either team sealing a victory is priced at (1.35).
Before this triumph, the Gunners had failed to score in seven of their last nine games against the Blues. Bookies however predict that both teams will find the back of the net at odds of (1.60).
The opening goal could play an important role in the direction this game goes and Chelsea are the favoured side to do so at (1.90).
21 of the 39 goals scored by Antonio Conte’s team have come from Spanish players led by Alvaro Morata with 10 strikes. The former Real Madrid forward is tipped to score anytime at (2.40) with Nairabet.
Alexis Sanchez has been in the transfer rumour mill as he has just six months left to run on his contract. The Chilean got the opener in the 3-0 win last term and is offered at (6.75) to score first in the match.