Arsenal v Chelsea Odds : 5/2 both teams to score attracting flurry of attention

arsenal-giroudIts a top of the table clash with Arsenal v Chelsea odds suggesting that punters are piling in to Coral’s price of 5/2 for both teams to score.

The famous UK brand announced on Saturday afternoon that they are enhancing the price if both teams to score to 5/2 from a very short 8/13.

The announcement has seen plenty of activity from customers with two sides full of attacking talents ready to go head to head on Monday night.

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The only two managers in the Premier League to ever have one the championship go head to head as Arsenal welcome Chelsea to the Emirates on Monday and the outcome could well have a big bearing on where the title ends up this season.

If Arsene Wenger can manage his very first win over Jose Mourinho the Gunners will be five points clear of their London rivals before going into a somewhat easier run of games.

Arsenal go up against West Ham, Newcastle and Cardiff while Chelsea face Liverpool and Liverpool face Manchester City in the same period which could see their title runs halted.

If Mourinho can keep his record against Wenger though and manages to come out on top he will end the North Londoners’ run at the top of the table.

The loss at City last weekend cut their lead to two points and the loss away to Napoli in the Champions League on the Wednesday and a draw with Everton before that means that Wenger will be looking to arrest the declining returns from his side’s early season efforts.

There was a somewhat jaded look to the Arsenal side in those three matches and the seven day rest going into this fixture should see some spark back in the team but the loss of Jack Wilshire for his moment of indiscipline aimed at the City fans means they will be without the England international for two games.

That may be alleviated if Theo Walcott can turn in a performance similar to that against City when he netted twice and showed much of the verve that can make him a vital part of Arsenal’s attack.

Despite the doubts around Mourinho’s ability to restart the fire that lit up the Premier League during his last term in charge at the helm of Chelsea it says a lot of the assets at his disposal that they could go wake up on Christmas morning at the top of the league.

The unconvincing use of Juan Mata has lead to many questions about Mourinho’s ability to get this more lightweight version of Chelsea to the heights he did with his previous incarnation.

Mata has in fact scored on his last four starts against Arsenal and though he will not solve the problems with their draft midfield and defence in recent weeks the Spaniard could have the capability to put the Arsenal back four under enough pressure to make them crack.

Ashley Cole’s appearance at Arsenal’s Christmas party has limited him to being a substitute on Monday while John Terry returns from suspension meaning one of Gary Cahill and David Luiz will be benched.

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