First vs third: Chelsea vs Arsenal
In the first match of round 31 of the English Premier League league leaders Chelsea host third placed Arsenal.
The two teams are separated by four points but the Gunners have a game in hand.
A win here for the home team will see them maintain pole position at the end of the round and maintain at least a four point lead at the top.
A loss for Chelsea will still leave them top of the table at the end of the round but all the three teams below them have either one or two games in hand and so that lead will be at best temporary.
A win for the visitors will see them close the gap to just one point and depending on other results could finish the round in second place.
Arsenal go into this match having beaten Tottenham Hotspurs in their last league match. Chelsea are coming from loss against Aston Villa.
Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:
|Failed to score||6||4|
|Ave. goals scored||1.9||1.8|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.8||1.0|
|Biggest win||Chelsea 4 - 0 Tottenham||Arsenal 4 - 1 Norwich|
Cardiff 0 - 3 Arsenal
Arsenal 4 - 1 Sunderland
|Biggest loss||Newcastle 2 - 0 Chelsea||Liverpool 5 - 1 Arsenal|
|Scored 3 or more||10||8|
|Conceded 3 or more||2||3|
|Scored 5 or more||0||0|
|Conceded 5 or more||0||2|
|Ave. goals scored||2.2||1.9|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.6||0.5|
|Ave. goals scored||1.5||1.8|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.9||1.4|