We simulated Chelsea vs Arsenal to get a score prediction for Premier League London derby


Chelsea take on Arsenal in the Premier League this midweek, with Thomas Tuchel’s side looking to cement their place in the top four.

However, Arsenal are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Chelsea and will be looking to finish the season strongly following their disappointing Europa League exit.

With the Blues due to take on Leicester City in the FA Cup final on Saturday, Tuchel has the option to rotate his side against the Gunners, but Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen will miss out due to injury.

For Arteta’s side, David Luiz is definitely out, but Granit Xhaka and Pablo Mari have a chance of featuring at Stamford Bridge.

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So, what line-ups will Tuchel and Arteta go with on Wednesday?

And, what will the final score be?

We used FIFA 21 to get a score prediction and this is what happened…

Chelsea vs Arsenal score predicted using FIFA 21

To set up this simulation, we used kick-off mode within FIFA 21 but didn’t select a team to control; we then selected the teams and watched the match play out by itself.

The AI difficulty was set to legendary, with the line-up updated with the latest transfers, injuries and suspensions.

We predict that Chelsea could set up in a 3-4-2-1 formation, with the line-up as follows: Mendy; Azpiliceuta, Zouma, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Mount, Werner, Havertz.



Chelsea's predicted lineup vs Arsenal
Chelsea’s predicted lineup vs Arsenal

We predict that Arsenal could set up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with the line-up as follows: Leno; Cedric, Holding, Mari, Tierney; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Lacazette.



Arsenal's predicted lineup vs Chelsea
Arsenal’s predicted lineup vs Chelsea

Despite Chelsea’s dominance in the opening stages, Arsenal took the lead against the run of play, with Alexandre Lacazette opening the scoring in the ninth minute.

The French striker played a one-two with Emile Smith Rowe on the edge of the Chelsea area and when receiving the ball back, the forward unleashed a snapshot.

With Zouma unable to get close enough to block the shot, Lacazette’s effort sailed into the top corner and made it 1-0 to the Gunners.



Alexandre Lacazette scored against the run of play to give Arsenal an early lead
Alexandre Lacazette scored against the run of play to give Arsenal an early lead

The rest of this simulated game was largely Chelsea’s attack against Arsenal’s defence, with Mikel Arteta’s side unable to get a hold of the game due to the Blues’ intensity in possession.

The home side had a few chances to equalise, with Kai Havertz spurning a good chance in the area, but in the 20th minute, Timo Werner made it 1-1.

A brilliant through ball from Mount set Werner clear of the Arsenal defence, and with Cedric fast approaching, the German forward smashed a finish into the near post to put his side on level terms.



Timo Werner equalised for Chelsea in the 20th minute
Timo Werner equalised for Chelsea in the 20th minute

In the second half, it felt like it was just a matter of time until Chelsea found a winner, but it took them until the 80th minute to find a breakthrough.

The winning goal was set up by Mount once again, who from the right-hand side, produced a brilliant cross into the path of Havertz, who met the cross perfectly and volleyed the ball into the corner from close range.

A great goal from Tuchel’s side, and it proved to be the winner.



Kai Havertz got the winner in the 80th minute
Kai Havertz got the winner in the 80th minute

Predicted FIFA 21 score: Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal

Here are the full-time match stats.



FT Match Stats: Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
FT Match Stats: Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal

FIFA 21 predicts that Arsenal may not be able to cope with Chelsea’s intensity in and out of possession and will eventually succumb to defeat, but they are also more than capable of scoring a goal out of nothing.

What do you think the score will be this midweek?

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