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Can Arsenal Finish above Chelsea in the Premier League this season?

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Can Arsenal Finish above Chelsea in the Premier League this season?


The 2017-18 season is at its closing stage and it might be the time for the analysis of the season for the big clubs. Here we will try to find out where the two London clubs Arsenal and Chelsea will finish in the Premier League at the end of the season. It was a fascinating contest between these two sides throughout the season.

This season, Arsenal played against Chelsea in the Community Shield first. After the defeat in the FA Cup Final against Arsenal last season,Chelsea were desperate to beat the Gunners in the Community Shield. But, the Gunners again came on top and won the Community Shield. The first ‘London Derby’ in the Premier League had ended with a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge.

The next London Derby of the Premier League ended with a 2-2 scoreline. It turned out to be a great match.

After that, Chelsea again met Arsenal in the League Cup semi-final. The Gunners emerged victorious this time again with an aggregate of 2-1 in their favor.

So, we can say that Arsenal have an edge over Chelsea if we consider their head to head performances this season.

Now, it’s time to see their position in Europe. Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League in the round of 16 by the Catalan giants Barcelona. On the other hand, the Gunners have reached the quarter-final of the Europa League and on the verge to qualify for the semis of the tournament and looks like they will take home the European silverware.

Now, we will consider their position in the Premier League.

Chelsea are on the fifth position in the League Table with 57 points in 32 matches. The Gunners are at the sixth position just 3 points behind the Blues with same number of matches.

Chelsea are going through a real sort of poor form at this point of the season. On the other hand, the Gunners are winning back to back matches in all competitions. So, there remains a high possibility for Arsenal to finish above Chelsea in this season.

Arsenal & Chelsea - Remaining Fixture

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Newcastle United (A)Southampton (A)
West Ham (H)Burnley (A)
Manchester United (A)Swansea City (A)
Burnley (H)Liverpool (H)
Leicester City (A)Huddersfield (H)
Huddersfield (A)Newcastle United (A)

Moreover Chelsea have 4 away fixtures left along with the match against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. The chances of losing points in those matches are very much present there for the Blues. The Gunners have only one tough match left against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

If the Gunners are able to lift the Europa League this season, they can directly take part in the Champions League next season. But, the hope of playing in the Champions League next season is almost done and dusted for the Blues.

In this circumstances, if the Gunners are able to finish above Chelsea in the Premier League, the season is surely going to be a memorable one for Arsenal fans.


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