Arsenal welcome reigning European champion Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday for a London derby during matchweek 2 of the Premier League 2021-22 season.
The Arsenal vs Chelsea Premier League 2021-22 match kicks off at 9:00 PM IST on Sunday, August 22, in India.
M*ikel Arteta*’s Arsenal side, which lost 2-0 to newly-promoted Brentford on the opening day of the season, will have to lift themselves to score their first win of their 2021-22 campaign.
Chelsea, meanwhile, started the season on a winning note, defeating Crystal Palace 3-0.
T*homas Tuchel’s side will be further strengthened for the Arsenal match, with new signing *Romelu Lukaku likely to feature.
The Belgian striker, returning to his boyhood club after seven years, missed out against Crystal Palace due to COVID-19 quarantine guidelines but will be eager to hit the ground running against the Gunners.
Lukaku joining the likes of Mason Mount, Marcos Alonso,and Timo Werner will pose a considerable threat to Arsenal’s backline, which looked shaky against Brentford despite having new big-money signing Ben White leading it.
The Gunners, though, can take heart from their recent form against the Blues.
Arsenal vs Chelsea head-to-head in the Premier League
Sunday’s encounter will be Arsenal and Chelsea’s 59th head-to-head meeting in the Premier League, of which the Gunners have won on 22 occasions. Chelsea have come out on top in 19 matches.
The Gunners, incidentally, won both of their Premier League matches against Chelsea last season - 3-1 at home and 1-0 away - to complete their first league double (when a team beats its opponent in both legs of their league meetings in a single season) over Chelsea for the first time in 17 years.
The last time Arsenal tasted three wins in a row against their London rivals was between January 2003 and February 2004.
In fact, Chelsea have only won three of their last 14 games against Arsenal in all competitions, losing each of their last three games including the 2020 FA Cup final and both 2020-21 Premier League meetings.
Where to watch Arsenal vs Chelsea in Premier League 2021-22 live?
Arsenal vs Chelsea, along with other select Premier League 2021-22 matches, will be telecast live on the Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of Arsenal vs Chelsea in India for all matches will be on Disney+ Hotstar.