Arsenal vs Chelsea

Chelsea come into this encounter aiming to do the domestic double against one of their chief rivals in Arsenal who have been struggling and are further disappointed at the fact that they finished 5th and got stuck with the Europa League for next season, which is the first time it happened in Wenger’s tenure. Chelsea will look to ride the high and the confidence within the team into this encounter considering they have gone on a solid 7 wins in a row heading into this encounter. They have scored 24 goals in that span showcasing the class and form that this team have heading into this encounter. The likes of Costa, Hazard, Willian, Pedro will all be looking to add to their tally to close out a successful season. Chelsea will look to have a better defensive showing coming into this encounter as they have conceded in 4 out of their last 7 games heading into this encounter.

Arsenal have a crisis in confidence after not finishing fourth and a further crisis with many absences ahead of this game. The likes of Koscielny, Mustafi and Gabriel will all be missing from this encounter which should see Mertersacker make a long awaited return partnering Holding and Monreal in the back 3. That back 3 is devoid of pace to handle the likes of Hazard and Pedro which should see wing backs Gibbs and Chamberlain doing extra hours of defensive work in this game. Arsenal while have been managing to find the back of the net in their recent games, the consistency up front is an opportunity to deliver consistently every game. Sanchez has had a great season and will be hoping to round it off with a goal in what might be considered his last game for this Arsenal side.
Looking at the 2 sides Chelsea definitely look the stronger of the 2 teams and strongest team in the country; and you have to be backing the Premier League champions to win the FA Cup tonight.

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