5 reasons why Chelsea will destroy Arsenal tonight
The festive football season is getting better and better as Arsenal host Chelsea in a blockbuster London derby at the Emirates. Chelsea are enjoying a fine run of form, coming into this fixture on the back of their 5-0 thrashing of Stoke City at home. A win will take Antonio Conte's men to second in the league table.
On the other hand, the Gunners are sitting sixth in the league table, just 4 points above Premier League surprise package, Burnley. Arsenal trail fourth-placed Liverpool by 6 points and this is an important game for them in the context of a top 4 finish. Though the reverse fixture ended in a 0-0 at the Stamford Bridge, we can expect goals this time around.
On that note, let's take a look at the reasons why Chelsea will destroy Arsenal at the Emirates tonight.
#5 Unstoppable duo of Morata - Azpilicueta will expose Arsenal’s weakness against crosses
The duo of Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta are on-track to set a Premier League record this season. The Spanish defender has assisted 6 of Morata’s 10 goals in 2017/18. The two Spaniards have worked wonders so far and have proved to be better than any partnerships in Europe's top leagues this campaign.
Against a team which struggles to keep out crosses, the duo is in for a hunt tonight. Arsenal conceded twice from crosses against Crystal Palace on December 28th. James Tomkins scored with his head from a Townsend corner and Townsend himself grabbed one from a Wilfried Zaha cross.
Previously, against Liverpool on December 22, Arsenal conceded a goal from a set-piece. Philippe Coutinho scored Liverpool’s first goal from a header in their 3-3 draw at the Anfield. Arsenal’s weakness from crosses is clearly evident and there is no better player in Premier League than Alvaro Morata to punish them. Header no.7 is on the cards.