Arsenal vs Chelsea - the stats

The second half of the league season begins with a Sunday afternoon in north London, and we start our build-up to the game with all the key facts and figures...


Arsenal vs Chelsea head-to-head record

On Sunday, Chelsea play Arsenal for the 199th occasion in all competitions, more often than we have played against any other club.

Arsenal have only won two of their last 15 Premier League meetings with London rivals Chelsea (five draws, eight defeats), though both of those victories have come on home soil – 3-0 in September 2016 and 2-0 in January 2019.

Our last league win at the Emirates was in January 2016 when a 23rd-minute Diego Costa strike was enough to secure the three points.

Arsenal have never lost a Premier League home game against Chelsea when they have scored the first goal, winning 11 and drawing four of their 15 such games.


Biggest league win for each team

Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal 2013/14
Chelsea 1-5 Arsenal 1930/31

Arsenal’s biggest league win at home against Chelsea is 5-2 in 1978/79
Chelsea’s biggest league win at Arsenal is 4-1 in 1959/60, 1960/61 & 2008/09
 

Last Season's Corresponding Game

ARSENAL 2 CHELSEA 0
Premier League, Emirates Stadium, 19.01.19, 5.30pm

Arsenal (4-3-1-2) Leno; Bellerin (Elneny 71), Sokratis, Koscielny (c), Kolasinac; Torreira, Xhaka, Guendouzi; Ramsey (Maitland-Niles 67); Lacazette (Iwobi 67), Aubameyang.
Unused subs Cech, Mustafi, Monreal, Ozil.
Head coach Unai Emery
Scorers Lacazette 14, Koscielny 39

Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Rüdiger, David Luiz, Alonso; Kanté, Jorginho, Kovacic (Barkley 62); Pedro (Hudson-Odoi 79), Hazard, Willian (Giroud 67).
Unused subs Caballero, Christensen, Emerson, Ampadu.
Injured Loftus-Cheek
Head coach Maurizio Sarri
Booked David Luiz 37, Barkley 90+4

Referee Anthony Taylor
Attendance 59,979


Chelsea's recent form

Only Liverpool (8) have won more Premier League games on the road this season than Chelsea (6).

Chelsea have only lost our final league game in one of the last 16 calendar years (11 wins, four draws), going down 1-3 at home to Aston Villa in 2011.

Frank Lampard’s side have lost five of our past seven Premier League matches, winning the other two.

No team has won more Premier League London derby matches than Chelsea (129), one more than Arsenal.

Lampard’s playing record for Chelsea against Arsenal was 11 wins, nine draws and 11 defeats. He scored five goals.


Six Chelsea managers have won on their first away top-flight trip to Arsenal, with two of those coming during the Premier League era – Guus Hiddink in May 2009 and Carlo Ancelotti in November 2009.

Marcos Alonso has netted three Premier League goals against Arsenal, more than he has versus any other side.

Premier League scorers

Abraham 11, Mount 5, Pulisic 5, Willian 4 (1 pen), Kante 3, Alonso 1, Batshuayi 1, Jorginho 1 (pen), Kovacic 1, Tomori 1


Arsenal Stats

Last season
Premier League - fifth
FA Cup - fourth round
Carabao Cup - quarter-finals
Europa League - runners-up
Top scorer all competitions: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 31

This season’s Premier League stats
Most appearances: Aubameyang 19, Leno 19, five on 16
Most goals: Aubameyang 12, Lacazette 5, David Luiz 2, Pepe 2
Most assists: Pepe 3, Ceballos 2, Kolasinac 2, Maitland-Niles 2
Most clean sheets: Leno 3

Arsenal have lost their past two Premier League home games, against Brighton and Manchester City. They last lost three in a row at home in the top flight back in March 1977.

In all competitions, Arsenal have conceded at least twice in each of their last four home games, their longest such run since December 1965 (a run of five).

Twenty-eight of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 44 Premier League goals for Arsenal have been scored on Sundays, the highest ratio of any player with at least 40 goals in the competition.

Arsenal have won just one of their last 11 Premier League matches (six draws, four defeats), a 3-1 win at West Ham.

Arsenal players have been booked 45 times this season in the league, more than another other Premier League side.

Arsenal have the 14th best home record with 13 points from nine games.
Burnley W 2-1
Tottenham D 2-2
Aston Villa W 3-2
Bournemouth W 1-0
Crystal Palace D 2-2
Wolves D 1-1
Southampton D 2-2
Brighton L 1-2
Manchester City L 0-3
 

Premier League scorers 

Aubameyang 12 (1 pen), Lacazette 5, David Luiz 2, Pepe 2 (1 pen), Chambers 1, Martinelli 1, Torreira 1, Sokratis 1.

Arsenal's last Premier League game

Wednesday 26 December
Bournemouth 1 Arsenal 1
Team 4-2-3-1: Leno; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis (Mustafi 77), David Luiz, Saka; Torreira, Xhaka; Nelson (Pepe 82), Ozil (Willock 75), Aubameyang (c); Lacazette
Booked: Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Scorer: Aubameyang 63

 

Discipline

There are no suspensions

In the Premier League, the deadline for suspension for accumulating five bookings has passed. Players must now avoid accruing 10 cautions before the 32nd game to escape a two-match ban.


Premier League bookings list

Arsenal: Chambers 5, Sokratis 5, Guendouzi 4, Xhaka 4, Aubameyang 3, David Luiz 3, Lacazette 3, Bellerin 2, Kolasinac 2, Leno 2, Pepe 2, Saka 2, Torreira 2, Maitland-Niles 1, Martinelli 1, Mkhitaryan 1, Nelson 1, Tierney 1, Willock 1

Chelsea: Jorginho 7, Kovacic 5, Alonso 3, Tomori 3, Abraham 2, Christensen 2, Kanté 2, Mount 2, Willian 2, Zouma 2, Emerson 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, Rüdiger 1


Referee and VAR

Referee: Craig Pawson
VAR: Michael Oliver

Craig Pawson is the official for his second Blues game this season. He was the referee in our 1-3 defeat at Everton earlier this month.


You can enjoy past games against Arsenal by watching the Premier League Years box set available now on The 5th Stand app


 

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