They will beat them’: Paul Merson predicts Arsenal v Chelsea FC - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

They will beat them’: Paul Merson predicts Arsenal v Chelsea FC

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Paul Merson is all up for Chelsea FC to beat Arsenal in Sunday's Premier League clash at The Emirates.


Arsenal go into the game looking to win all three points from Mikel Arteta's first home game in charge of the club since being announced as Unai Emery's successor.

Chelsea FC, meanwhile, are looking to try and return to winning ways after the disappointment of their 2-0 defeat to Southampton at home on Boxing Day.

The Blues have struggled to find consistent form in the Premier League in recent weeks and they have lost three of their last five games in the top flight.

Arsenal however have been unable to find any consistent form this season and have only managed to win just five Premier League games throughout the competition so far.

Former Arsenal star Merson thinks that Chelsea FC is going to be able to defeat the Gunners at The Emirates on Sunday– and he says that it's the home form of the Blues that should be worrying Frank Lampard.

“Chelsea will beat them this weekend. Away from home they can beat almost anybody. The problem is at home where they are very predictable.

“You’ve just outfoxed Jose Mourinho and won at Tottenham. Now you have to be flexible. But you’re still playing three at the back at home to Southampton and you lose 2-0.

“That was a big mistake and it came back to bite them. Frank Lampard is probably glad this game is not at Stamford Bridge because it actually suits them.”

After the clash on Sunday, Arsenal will be back in action in the the Premier League on New Year's Day as they welcome Manchester United to the Emirates.

Chelsea FC, meanwhile, must fly to Brighton and Hove Albion in their first game in 2020.