Chelsea vs Arsenal EPL Picks & Predictions 12/29/2019
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal (5-8-5, 11th in EPL) play Chelsea (10-2-6, 4th in EPL) at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, December 29, 2019. The probable starting goalies are Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. The Pensioners are at at +134 while Arsenal are at +180. The O/U is set at 3.
Chelsea comes into this match with a record of 10 wins, 2 draws, and 6 losses putting them at 4th in EPL. So far this year, they have earned a total of 33 goals which ranks 4th in the league. Their goal differential is +8, putting them at 4th in the league. When talking about shots on target, they have compiled a total of 109 which ranks 2nd in the league. As a team, Chelsea has collected a total of 163 fouls which means they have an average of 9.1 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 32 points for the 2019 season and they are averaging a crowd of 40,557.
Tammy Abraham is one of the best players to watch for the Blues. The forward from England has played in 128 contests in his professional soccer career and has played a total of 9,658 mins. During that time, the 21-year-old has netted 64 goals and has assisted on 10 goals. He's earned a career average of 75.5 mins per appearance. Abraham has started 108 contests and has a total of 102 fouls over the course of that time. In respect to shots on target, Abraham has connected on 137 which has him sitting in 71st among active players and 41st among forwards. Mason Mount is another scorer to watch out for on the team from Chelsea. The 20-year-old from England has tallied 22 goals over the course of his career which ranks him 128th when compared to active players in the EPL. He has played a total of 6,718 minutes over the course of his career which ranks him 96th among active midfielders and is averaging 81.9 mins per appearance which ranks him 62nd in the EPL. In his professional soccer career, he has produced 66 shots on target which ranks him 68th among active midfielders.
In net for the Blues is Kepa Arrizabalaga from Spain. He has played a total of 14,795 mins defending the net in his career. Arrizabalaga has surrendered an average of 1.18 goals per 90 mins in his career which has him ranked 13th among active goalies in the Premier League. Over the course of his career, he has allowed 194 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .706 which has him ranked 18th among active goalies.
Arsenal will be the team across the field and for the current year they sit with 5 victories, 8 draws, and 5 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they are currently sitting 9th in the league with -3. They currently have a total of 24 goals for this year. Arsenal has a save % as a team of .730 which currently has them ranked 6th in the league, which tells us scoring chances may be limited. They have an average crowd of 60,269 which puts them at 2nd in the league.
One of the players to remember for the Gunners is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The 30 year-old has put 182 balls into the goal in his career. He is sitting at 11th among active forwards in assists with 48 and has earned 474 shots on target. He has played a total of 25,793 minutes and has an average of 77.9 minutes per appearance. Another player to watch out for on this team is Alexandre Lacazette. The forward from France has netted 132 goals in his career which has him ranking 9th among active forwards. He also has totaled 416 fouls.
In net for the Gunners is Bernd Leno who has had an ok career by allowing 1.25 goals per 90 minutes and that has him 17th in the EPL. In the 30,555 mins he has been on the field in his career, he's given up 423 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .695 which has him sitting 21st among all goalies still active in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chelsea (+134)
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