'I'm not convinced': Chris Sutton delivers his prediction for the result of Chelsea vs Arsenal on Sunday
Chris Sutton has claimed in his BBC Sport predictions for this weekend’s fixtures that Chelsea will get a result against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues enter this game off the back of their first Premier League defeat under Graham Potter.
They were humbled 4-1 by the manager’s old team Brighton, although they did return to winning ways during the week in the Champions League against Dinamo Zagreb.
Now though, they are preparing for a completely different magnitude of task.
Mikel Arteta’s side make the short trip across London in blistering form, having dropped points in just two league fixtures all season.
However, Sutton believes the London derby will be another fixture they do not walk away with all three points.
Sutton predicts Chelsea draw
He said: “Arsenal have won at Stamford Bridge in each of the past two seasons but I am not convinced they will make it three in a row.
“A lot depends on whether Bukayo Saka is fit for the Gunners and how Chelsea boss Graham Potter approaches the game – like one of his predecessors, Claudio Ranieri, he has been a bit of a ‘Tinkerman’ with his team and tactics recently.
“Overall Potter has done well though, and I don’t think his side will be as bad again at the back as they were against Brighton last time out.”
Sutton predicted that the game would end in a 1-1 draw.
The Gunners may have been handed a bit more encouragement to perform after seeing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s promotional advert for the game, which will have angered many.
However, there will no doubt be a hunger for Potter to lead his side to a win over a top six side, with them conceding late in draws against Manchester United and Tottenham to throw away points on multiple occasions.