Chelsea vs Arsenal H2H: Havertz to haunt old club?

Chelsea vs Arsenal H2H – Chelsea host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League (PL) on Saturday evening, looking to win four games in a row in all competitions, something that they have not managed to do for just under a year.

Arsenal, meanwhile, remain unbeaten in the PL this season, and came into the international break off the back of a 1-0 victory at home to reigning champions Manchester City.

Martin Odegaard Arsenal Chelsea
Martin Odegaard celebrates scoring a brace as Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-1 last time out. Date: Tuesday May 2, 2023 – Photo by Icon sport

Chelsea vs Arsenal H2H: The story so far

Chelsea and Arsenal have faced off 211 times in all competitions, with the Gunners recording more victories:

  • Chelsea Wins: 68
  • Draws: 59
  • Arsenal Wins: 83

They first met in England’s top flight in the 1907/08 season, where Chelsea beat Arsenal, then known as Woolwich Arsenal, 2-1. They have also played in three FA Cup finals, with Arsenal winning all of them, one League Cup and UEFA Europa League final – Chelsea won both of those.

Traditionally, Arsenal have a wretched record at Stamford Bridge in the PL this century – Arsene Wenger famously lost his 1000th game in charge of the Gunners 6-0 to the Blues – but have won on their last three visits.

History in the making

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has never lost a PL home game against Arsenal (W3, D3), and will hope to continue that trend on Saturday. However, the Gunners have won on their last three visits to Stamford Bridge, and could break the record.

Kai Havertz could also make his first appearance against Chelsea since joining Arsenal from them this summer, and will be looking to prove why the Blues should not have sold him to a London rival.

Chelsea vs Arsenal: Last five H2H matches

Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea (Aug 2021)

New signing Romelu Lukaku and Reece James scored for the reigning UEFA Champions League winners at the Emirates Stadium in August 2021, in what was the second game of the 2021/22 PL season.

Chelsea 2-4 Arsenal (Apr 2022)

This was the first of Arsenal’s last three wins at Stamford Bridge, as Eddie Nketiah grabbed a brace in the PL clash.

Arsenal 4-0 Chelsea (Jul 2022)

It was perhaps a sign of things to come for the 2022/23 season as Arsenal thrashed Chelsea 4-0 in a pre-season friendly. The Gunners would go on to challenge for the PL title, while the Blues finished in the bottom half.

Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal (Nov 2022)

Gabriel scored the only goal of the game as Arsenal secured a big win to keep them in contention for the PL title at the top of the table.

Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea (May 2023)

Martin Odegaard scored a brace alongside Gabriel Jesus netting as Arsenal kept up their title push with a convincing win over Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in their last meeting.

Gabriel Jesus Arsenal Chelsea
Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring Arsenal’s third after just 34 minutes against Chelsea. Date: Tuesday May 2, 2023 – Photo by Icon sport

Iconic moment

Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal – 29 May 2019: Blues win the battle of Baku

Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 in the 2019 UEFA Europa League final held in Baku, Azerbaijan, the only time the two sides have met in the final of a European competition. Olivier Giroud opened the scoring against his former club, before Pedro and an Eden Hazard brace added to the Gunners’ misery.

The North Londoners needed to win to ensure Champions League qualification, as they finished outside the PL’s top four that season.

Olivier Giroud Chelsea UEL win
Olivier Giroud lifts the UEL trophy after beating former club Arsenal in the final. Photo: PA Images/Icon Sport

Final Prediction

Chelsea go into the game in the best form they have been in all season, while Arsenal are also full of confidence having beaten Manchester City last time out to remain unbeaten in the PL.

The Gunners are in a better place than the Blues right now, as they are second in the league table to North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur only on goal difference. Given their recent winning run at Stamford Bridge too, we expect them to just edge this one on Saturday, and Havertz could well have a say against his former club.

We’re saying 2-1 to Arsenal, with Havertz to score or assist.

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