Arsenal vs Chelsea: Charlie Nicholas gives his prediction

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Ahead of Chelsea’s visit to the Emirates to face Arsenal, Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has given his prediction.

Nicholas told Sky Sports: “Chelsea are still up and down, with significant class and real quality. I touched on it last week, but Willian has been class this season – he was left out and they lose at home to Southampton. They are in a better shape organisationally. The movement of Willian, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic will cause problems. They have nice pace and nice balance, while Jorginho and N’Golo Kante have been good when they have time on the ball.

“What changes do Chelsea have to make? They are very limited to the changes they can make – the three at back worked at Tottenham but did not work against Southampton. There are too many mistakes within the defence, but let’s switch it back to Arsenal.

“Granit Xhaka may be off, so he picked what he thought was the best balance in midfield. As much as I like what Matteo Guendouzi has, he has been poor and struggled at times, but he will come good and may come back into the fold at some point. You see that he had to play Bukayo Saka at left-back, but he has done very well considering he is an attacker.”

Charlie’s prediction: Arsenal 3-2 Chelsea

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