It'a all to play for in this EFL Cup semi-final at the Emirates.
Arsenal v Chelsea - Wednesday 20:00, Sky Sports
A goalless draw in the first leg initially looked like a good result for the Gunners but a defeat at Bournemouth followed and with Alexis Sanchez’s departure seemingly imminent, Chelsea are in fact favourites for this one. For all the Gunners’ struggles though, we’re not sure that should be the case. Despite a reputation for struggling against the big clubs, it’s pretty rare for them to be beaten at the Emirates when hosting them – in the league since 2014/15 they’ve gone W7-D9-L3 against top-six finishers and the current top six this term. As a result, we’ll side with the Gunners +0.25 on the Asian Handicap.
Despite that strong draw trend, they’ve been far from dull encounters, with the recent 2-2 these sides played out typical of the swings in momentum we’re used to seeing in these sort of games. Indeed, five of Arsenal’s last nine at home against the Big Six have seen Over 3.5 Goals and we see no reason why me won’t see goals against between these two, particularly as Sanchez had a minimal impact on the game a few weeks ago whilst Morata and Pedro will be back after suspensions.
Hector Bellerin netted the equaliser in the 2-2 draw between these two whilst he also opened the scoring at Bournemouth. Given that recent scoring form, he looks a massive price to get on the scoresheet.