Monday’s night’s late kick off at the Emirates stadium pairs two familiar cross town rivals Arsenal and Chelsea in what is the showcase encounter of the Gamewwek 17 of the Barclays Premier League. Arsenal manager Arsene Wengers has already labelled this feisty anticipated clash as a potential six pointer en route to decide the Champions of the current Premier League campaign.
Chelsea, led by the self proclaimed “Special One” come into the game with a unique record as the Blues haven’t been beaten by the Gunners when the Portuguese manager has been at the helm. So what would Chelsea’s exact gameplan be when they travel to the chilly Emirates stadium to get their job done?
Here is the Soccersouls gameplan for the Blues:
Crowd out the Arsenal Midfield:
There is no doubt that Arsenal have the best midfield in the top tier of English football currently, so Chelsea need to come into the game to contain the Gunners in the middle of the park. Lampard and Ramires can be expected to play the double pivot of the 4-2-3-1 and they have their task cut out. The English-Brazilian pair need to make sure Arsenal’s midfield does not run the show and pass the ball around at will. To ensure this the triumvirate of Mata, Hazard and Oscar need to put a great shift in, tracking back, helping the defence and getting forward. Not just that, the Mazacar trio need to make sure they don’t get stuck between Arsenal’s midfield channels and supply the ball to the lone striker up front.