Why it's going to be a Drog of a day for Arsenal fans
You have to go back over five years to find a goalless draw between Chelsea and Arsenal, who meet this afternoon at Stamford Bridge.
In the thirteen matches since then, Carlo Ancelotti’s men have won nine, drawn two and only tasted defeat in two other games, so the odds are heavily stacked on a home win today.
With Cesc Fabregas missing along with Nicklas Bendtner, Robin Van Persie and Theo Walcott, Arsenal’s goal threat is severely diminished whereas Didier Drogba loves to score against the Gunners.
I cannot see Arsene Wenger’s side repeating their last victory at the Bridge of almost two years ago as Chelsea are dominant at home and will have been stung by their loss at Manchester City last week.
Who is going to stand up to Michael Essien in midfield and how will Arsenal’s creaky defence halt Anelka, Drogba and Malouda?
No, it would be a real shock if Chelsea fail to win today; so much so that even Ancelotti’s other eyebrow would be raised if Arsenal prevail!