Boxing Day London derby live on talkSPORT December 25, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer
Arsenal host Chelsea in a huge Boxing Day clash and it will be exclusively live on talkSPORT.
The two teams go into this London derby in vastly different circumstances.
Arsenal are down in 15th and battling the very real threat of relegation having taken just 14 points from 14 games this season.
They were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Manchester City on Tuesday and the pressure is building on Mikel Arteta.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, on the other hand, could go second in the table with a win in north London having impressed this season.
Arsenal v Chelsea: How to listen
This match will get under way at 5:30pm on Boxing Day.
Full coverage from the Emirates will be exclusively live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 5pm.
Faye Carruthers will be your host and commentary will from from Nigel Adderley and David Connolly.
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Arsenal v Chelsea: Team news
Arsenal: TO FOLLOW
Chelsea: TO FOLLOW
Arsenal v Chelsea: What has been said?
Following their Carabao Cup defeat to Man City, Mikel Arteta said: “We are fighting and we’re going to keep fighting. There isn’t any other way.
“It’s a really hard result to take but we have to look at things that can help us in the future as well.
“Things have to turn around.
“This is a crucial moment for us in the season and we have to do it this week.
“I’m really feeling for the players, and obviously for our fans because something is happening every game for different reasons. But we need results.”
Arsenal v Chelsea: Match stats and facts
- Arsenal lost this exact fixture 1-2 last season, despite being 1-0 ahead until the 83rd minute. They’ve not lost back-to-back home league games against Chelsea since November 2009.
- Chelsea have lost just two of their last 17 Premier League meetings with Arsenal (W9 D6), with both of those defeats coming at the Emirates (0-3 in September 2016, 0-2 in January 2019).
- The side scoring first won none of the three meetings in all competitions between Arsenal and Chelsea last season (D1 L2), with Arsenal coming from behind to win the FA Cup final in the most recent encounter.
- Arsenal haven’t lost any of their last 12 Boxing Day home games (W10 D2) since a 0-2 loss against Nottingham Forest in 1987. The Gunners have won each of their last nine such games in the Premier League, including a 2-1 victory over Chelsea in 2001.
- Chelsea lost 0-2 against Southampton on Boxing Day last season, ending a run of 14 games without defeat on 26th December (W9 D5). The Blues haven’t lost consecutive Boxing Day matches since 1994/1995.
- Arsenal are winless in their last seven Premier League games (D2 L5) – only once in the competition’s history have they had a longer run without a win, going eight games between November 1992-January 1993.
- Chelsea haven’t lost three consecutive Premier League away games since February 2019, a run which included a defeat at Arsenal.
- Two of Arsenal’s four Premier League victories this season have come in London derbies, with the Gunners winning 3-0 at Fulham at 2-1 against West Ham in their opening two games of the campaign.
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored on both of his Boxing Day appearances in the Premier League – he could become the first Arsenal player to score on three consecutive Boxing Day games since Thierry Henry between 2002-2004.
- Jorginho has scored in each of his last two Premier League games against Arsenal. The last Chelsea player to score in three consecutive Premier League appearances against the Gunners was Didier Drogba in October 2010.