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Conte to get own back on Wenger

Conte to get own back on Wenger

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There’s the potential for one of the games of the season on Wednesday when Arsenal welcome Chelsea to the Emirates.

With the Premier League title out of sight, top four is the best these London rivals can hope for and they will be aiming to provide a more entertaining affair than the 0-0 borefest they produced in September at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal won this fixture 3-0 last season, a result that changed the title race, as having seen his team stutter in the early weeks, Blues boss Antonio Conte viewed that calamitous performance as the confirmation he needed to introduce his favoured back three.

Ironically, that is how the Gunners are likely to set up and in truth, they need a performance. It has been another case of them failing to convince this season and their lack of rhythm was again evident on Sunday when they faltered to a 1-1 draw at West Brom.

However, it would be typical of Arsene Wenger’s side to produce something special on Wednesday and they are 9/5 to collect all three points.

While Arsenal struggled over the weekend, Chelsea blew past Stoke 5-0 and have had an extra day to prepare having played on Saturday.

Conte has a point to prove against Wenger, having also lost to him in last May’s FA Cup final and a repeat of the entertainment from that game would do neutrals nicely.

Chelsea are 31/20 to triumph on Wednesday and their current form means they will be confident of grabbing their first win at the Emirates since 2016.

The Gunners are struggling for numbers after a bruising festive campaign, while their opponents seem to be thriving amongst the chaos, winning five of their last six.

It could be cagey in the opening moments of the game but neither can be trusted to keep clean sheets and goals could be a factor.

Both teams to score is reasonable at 20/33 and there is sure to be plenty of action at both ends.

Arsenal’s defensive woes will always put them at a disadvantage against talented attacks and the trickery and speed of Eden Hazard, combined with the physicality of Alvaro Morata, gives Chelsea a definite edge.

Therefore, this could well end up as an away win with both to score, which comes in at an incredibly tempting 57/20.

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