If there’s one thing to say about the Premier League season just five games in, it’s that it’s been simply unpredictable.
Arsenal started the season off with a shocking 2-0 loss at home to West Ham while Chelsea drew 2-2 to Swansea at home. Leicester City are unbeaten alongside Manchester City while the likes of Everton and Crystal Palace have beaten Chelsea, with the latter, doing it at Stamford Bridge. Manchester United lost to Swansea 2-1 while Liverpool lost 3-0 to West Ham at Anfield.
If anything, City are the only team who are performing to expectations while the reigning champions, Chelsea have already conceded 12 goals – the most in the league at the time of writing – as well as having already lost three games this season, having lost the same amount in the whole of last season.
You can read more on the latest updates in the Premier League but for now, the setup for week six of the Premier League couldn’t be better with one huge high profile game coming up.
Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea are in desperate need of a win as the pressure is mounting on the Blues manager. They face Arsenal next and having already lost to them for the first time in his career in the Community Shield this season, the Gunners can be confident about trainwrecking Chelsea’s season even more.
Arsenal had their own problems recently but following the end of a dire transfer window, they got back to business with a solid 2-0 win over Stoke City which should have had even more goals. A home loss to Arsenal would create chaos in the football world and Mourinho would be under arguably the most pressure he’s ever been in, in recent years.
With no Thibaut Courtois, defenders like Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic and John Terry making errors and Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard underperforming, this is Arsene Wenger’s best chance of a first win at Stamford Bridge since 2011.
What also adds to the narrative is Petr Cech returning to Chelsea, this time as an opponent after his infamous move to North London in the summer. A clean sheet will take him one step closer to breaking the record for most clean sheets in the Premier League as well. Cech has already claimed three clean sheets this season and has been pretty solid while Chelsea are yet to keep a single clean sheet.
All in all, this game simply has more narratives than before Chelsea’s 6-0 win over Arsenal on the eve of Wenger’s 1000th game at Arsenal. It will certainly be a game that fans cannot miss. An Arsenal win as a bet is worth a punt but a safer option would be an Arsenal win or draw. What do you think will be the result?