Opta Stats: Arsenal v Chelsea

Can Diego Costa point Chelsea towards victory against Arsenal?
Can Diego Costa point Chelsea towards victory against Arsenal?
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It's a London derby that already has a lot at stake, as Arsenal take on Chelsea. Opta presents the tale of the tape.

"Diego Costa has scored five goals in five Premier League games this season, scoring each of Chelsea’s last three in the competition."

Costa is 2.77/4 to score.

The Gunners are winless in their last nine Premier League meetings with Chelsea since a 5-3 win at Stamford Bridge in October 2011 - only against Liverpool have they had a longer such run in the competition (12 between 1994 and 2000). Chelsea are 2.265/4 are in the Draw No Bet market.

Indeed, Arsenal have failed to score in their last six Premier League games against Chelsea - their joint-longest such run in the competition (also against Liverpool between 1997 and 2000). Chelsea are 4.47/2 to keep a clean sheet.

Chelsea haven't lost any of their last five league visits to the Emirates (W2 D3) since a 1-3 loss in December 2010. They've conceded just one goal in that run. The draw is 3.55.

Chelsea have won more league games at the Emirates Stadium than any other away side (4). They are 3.185/40 to win.

This will be Arsene Wenger's 55th meeting against Chelsea as Arsenal manager in all competitions - he's only faced Man United more with the Gunners (56). His side are 2.466/4 to pull off a long-overdue win.

Antonio Conte hasn't gone three league games without a win since a run of four draws with Juventus in March 2012. The draw half-time/Chelsea full-time double result is 8.07/1.

The Gunners are looking to record four successive Premier League wins for the first time since October 2015 (a run of five). Draw HT/Arsenal FT is 6.611/2.

Diego Costa has scored five goals in five Premier League games this season, scoring each of Chelsea's last three in the competition. Costa is 2.77/4 to score.

Arsenal are winless in their last eight Premier League games in which Michael Oliver was referee (D5 L3), while Chelsea are unbeaten in 13 with Oliver officiating (W7 D6). Chelsea are 1.674/6 in the Double Chance market.

Arsenal have had four players sent off in their last five Premier League meetings with Chelsea and have been given more red cards against the Blues than versus any other opponent (7). The odds of there being a sending off in the match are 3.39/4.

Dan Fitch 2016/17 Season PL

Staked: 55 pts
Returned: 57.69 pts
P/L: +2.69 pts

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