Arsenal head to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night hoping to put the pressure on in the race for Champions League football. Can the Gunners return to winning ways after three defeats in a row, or will Chelsea show why they’ve made third place their own?
Arsenal had looked nailed on for fourth place after winning five in a row, but four defeats in the five games since beating Leicester at home have thrown the race for a top-four place wide open. The Gunners lost the reverse fixture 2-0 back in August, when Mikel Arteta’s side briefly found themselves propping up the Premier League table, and another loss here would hand arch-rivals Spurs the advantage with just six games to go.
Chelsea secured their place in another FA Cup final by beating Crystal Palace at Wembley on Sunday, but their most recent home form is decidedly under par. Defeats to Brentford and Real Madrid mean the Blues face the prospect of losing three home games on the bounce for the first time since 1993. The winners in the third of those three? Arsenal.