Premier League tips: Goals could flow in Chelsea vs Arsenal derby at Bridge

Check out our key stats and suggested bets for Sunday’s Premier League action which includes Chelsea’s London derby with Arsenal and Liverpool’s trip to Tottenham.

Chelsea vs Arsenal

Arsenal are flying in the Premier League this season with Mikel Arteta's methods starting to bear fruit.

His short-passing and possession style, drilled into him under Pep Guardiola, has seen the Gunners win 10 of their 12 games and rise to the top of the table.

Only Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea have more possession away from home, but it's the Gunners' chance creation which has been much improved.

Only champions Man City have recorded more than the 16.2 shots per game than Arsenal have this season, with the Gunners returning 30 goals from 12 games.

Sunday's Stamford Bridge tussle will be a battle between two rivals with similar styles.

Graham Potter likes his sides to play out from the back and through midfield, but he has yet to see his side click into gear.

Chelsea have come unstuck against the bigger teams so far in west London. Draws with Tottenham and Man Utd have stunted their progress up the table.

It may come down to just which players are in form at Stamford Bridge.

There's no doubt Chelsea have players of equal calibre to Arsenal, but Arteta seems to be getting more from the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard, William Saliba, Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka at this point in time.

Saka returned to full training on Thursday and could play after being injured in the 5-0 win over Forest.

Arsenal also have the upper hand in recent head-to-heads, having won four of the last five meetings between the sides, including a 4-2 win at the Bridge last season.

Another repeat of that scoreline cannot be ruled out but taking Arsenal DNB seems like the safer option.

Tottenham vs Liverpool

The bookmakers have Liverpool down as the favourites in Sunday's clash in the capital.

That looks brave and based on the Reds' efforts last season rather than their exploits this time around.

Jurgen Klopp's men look a shadow of the side that ran Man City so close last season. Already they are well off the pace with a record of four wins, four draws and four defeats.

Klopp's men only lost two games in the whole of last season, so it's easy to see why they are not the same team this time around.

Away from home they have tasted defeat at Arsenal, Manchester United and Forest and they have lost three of their last five games in the Premier League.

Klopp has yet to get the pressing intensity he demands, and the Reds have been too easy to play against. And if you take away their 9-0 hammering of Bournemouth, they have only scored 14 goals.

It's hardly the sort of form that makes them a bet at around 6/5 away from home.

Spurs, though, have also not been convincing this season. Antonio Conte's pragmatism is starting to show in his side, and Spurs have made a solid start and sit third with 26 points.

At home they have started to look like flat-track bullies, beating five teams you would expect them to dispose of. But they came unstuck against Newcastle last time out, losing 2-1 and only just managed to bounce back with a late win at Bournemouth last weekend.

Conte is unlikely to go for Liverpool's throats from the off and he will more likely keep things locked down before going for a winner in the second half.

They do, though, have goals in them and Harry Kane's second-half performance in midweek could be a precursor to a star showing on Sunday. Conte will be without Son Heung-min, who needs surgery on a fractured eye socket so Lucas Moura could get a rare league start.

Tottenham have scored in all their home games this season and they look set to continue in that trend against Liverpool's leaky rearguard.

It's hard to back Spurs with any real conviction, though, and it may well be a repeat of last season's draws (2-2 at Tottenham; 1-1 at Liverpool).

Key stats

Arsenal have won 11 of their last 13 PL matches

Chelsea are undefeated in their last nine home PL matches

Tottenham have conceded at least two goals in their last three PL matches

Liverpool have failed to win their last five away PL matches

Suggested bets

Arsenal DNB vs Chelsea

Chelsea vs Arsenal BTTS

Tottenham vs Liverpool draw

Tottenham vs Liverpool BTTS

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