A big Boxing Day derby awaits and we build up to the post-Christmas fare by looking at all the facts and figures important to this fixture...
Arsenal vs Chelsea head to head
Arsenal have won two of their past 17 Premier League meetings with Chelsea (with six draws, nine defeats), both at the Emirates – 3-0 in September 2016 and 2-0 in January 2019.
Biggest league win for each team
Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal - 2013/14Chelsea 1-5 Arsenal - 1930/31Arsenal’s biggest league win at home against Chelsea is 5-2 in 1978/79Chelsea’s biggest league win at Arsenal is 4-1 in 1959/60, 1960/61 & 2008/09
Last season's corresponding match
Tammy Abraham has scored 25 goals for the Blues since the start of last season, seven more than any other Chelsea player.The Blues have won six of our last eight Boxing Day matches.
Premier League scorers
Abraham 5, Werner 4, Zouma 4, Jorginho 3 (3 pens), Chilwell 2, Giroud 2, Thiago Silva 2, Havertz 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, James 1, Mount 1, Pulisic 1, Ziyech 1, own-goals 1
Arsenal have won seven points from their seven home games this term.
Arsenal have won once in 10 Premier League games, losing four of the last five. They have scored three goals in their last six games in the competition.Arsenal have lost nine of their last 13 Premier League matches kicking off at 5.30pm.Arsenal have conceded in 10 consecutive home Premier League games for the first time since February 2002 (11 games).Since Mikel Arteta's first Premier League game in charge (Boxing Day 2019), Arsenal have been shown seven red cards, four more than any other team in the competition in this period.
The average age of Arsenal’s line-up in their last home Premier League match against Southampton was 24 years, 349 days, their youngest starting XI at the Emirates in the competition since September 2012.The Gunners have not lost a home Boxing Day fixture since 1987. Their 12 games since then include 10 wins and two draws.
Premier League scorers
Aubameyang 3 (1 pen), Lacazette 3, Gabriel 2, Pepe 2 (1 pen), Nketiah 1, Saka 1
Arsenal's last Premier League game
Saturday 19 DecemberEverton 2 Arsenal 1Team 3-4-3: Leno; Holding (c), David Luiz, Tierney; Maitland-Niles, Ceballos, Elneny (Willock 64), Saka; Pepe (Martinelli 71), Nketiah (Lacazette 76), WillianScorer: Pepe 35 (pen)