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Chelsea takes on Arsenal in Saturday's EPL fixture of the day, can the Blues' brilliance outsmart that of the Gunners?
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Chelsea host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in what will be a fiercely contested Premier League match that will pit two of Europe's and England's best against each other in a battle for supremacy and London bragging rights.

Arsenal will trek to Stamford Bridge to square off with London rivals Chelsea on Saturday in what is considered to be the highlight match of the weekend. Mikel Arteta's men are second placed in the Premier League table so far with the only thing making the difference between them and league leaders Tottenham being inferior goals scored tally. Saturday's match will yet again be another test for Mauricio Pochettino as the Argentine tutor seeks to find his footing as the Chelsea boss. The Blues winger Raheem Sterling was overlooked in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the second time in the space of as many months but much to the surprise of many Chelsea fans England qualified for the Euro 2024 without him.

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Chelsea fans, however, may have felt a small sense of gratitude towards the England boss as Sterling's latest omission invoked a fire within the forward and he inspired the Blues to an emphatic come-from-behind triumph against a promoted Burnley side two weekends ago. Having been successful over Brighton & Hove Albion and Fulham, Chelsea now boasts of being victorious in three consecutive fixtures for the first time since Graham Potter's final week in charge during the last month of March this year. However, Chelsea's 11th position in the Premier League table is not a sight to behold given the stature of the Blues in European football. It goes without mentioning, however, that Chelsea, are not operating at their optimal potential given the bad luck that has befallen them in terms of having very many first-team players on the injury list.

Arsenal recently got one over Pep Guardiola's Manchester City courtesy of a Gabriel Martinelli strike. Arsenal went into the international break as one of only two teams in the Premier League still unbeaten after eight games, level on points (20) and goal difference (+10) with Tottenham, but Spurs top the rankings by virtue of scoring two more goals. Ange Postecoglou's side will not be in action until Monday and therefore Arsenal could finish the weekend at the top of the pile if they manage to outsmart and outmaneuver Chelsea to collect all the three points. The Gunners also are the only team in the EPL to boast a perfect defensive record on the road and they can draw confidence from the fact that they have won their last three Premier League fixtures at Stamford Bridge. Their last 3-1 win over Chelsea in May made it six wins from their last seven fixtures against fellow Londoners Chelsea.

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