Between 2001 and 2004, Arsenal embarked on an eight-match undefeated run against Liverpool. This includes winning twice and a match that ended up a draw at Anfield. But as anyone who has followed football for a long time knows, the game is cyclical, and Arsenal’s invincibility reputation in the 2003-2004 season made it nearly impossible for them not to progress.
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Chelsea are the favorites to win the latest Leicester match
This will be the fourth encounter between Chelsea and Leicester this year. These are two clubs with very different financial resources whose destinies appear to be entwined by fate.
After beating Chelsea 2-0 at home in January, Leicester went top, with James Maddison scoring the second goal before joyfully claiming that they were aware that they were switching off at fixtures, an observation that seemed to spell the end of Frank Lampard’s career.
After helping to bring Thomas Tuchel to Leicester, the Foxes won the FA Cup final against him in May, before losing the league to Chelsea three days later, narrowly missing out on the Champions League once more.
The European and Premier League champions Chelsea, don’t seem to be in their best shape when they took the international break. Just after a 1-1 draw against Burnley, Tuchel is said to be looking for a statement display according to many SG news reports.
Leicester is no longer in the title race, and while Brendan Rodgers would love to stun Chelsea once more, the absence of injured midfielder Youri Tielemans means the odds are stacked against them.
Arsenal are confident heading to Anfield
Liverpool would be favorites if titles were won just on the basis of attacking flair: Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah continue to wreak havoc on opposing defenders.
Recently in the Straits Times article, it’s mentioned that Jürgen Klopp’s defensive and midfield combinations, on the other hand, have been more difficult, and Arsenal will go into this encounter with calm confidence.
With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, and Bukayo Saka combining to great effect in recent triumphs against Aston Villa, Leicester, and Watford, Emile Smith Rowe’s ascension to the England squad has lifted the player and the collective group.
The Gunners’ improved form has also been attributed to their defensive solidity, with the central defensive tandem of Gabriel and Ben White swiftly gaining in stature. It’s no news in Singapore that Liverpool has surrendered ten goals in six Premier League games, and Arsenal will look to put Alisson under pressure after he made a pair of mishaps against West Ham.
Liverpool is just as determined as ever
Liverpool has improved exponentially in recent years, becoming one of the Premier League’s and Europe’s heavyweights, whereas Arsenal has regressed to levels seen before the arrival of Arsene Wenger. AsiaOne News has a dedicated article talking about this in detail.
When Liverpool and Arsenal play at Anfield on Saturday, the omens strongly predict Liverpool will win. Jurgen Klopp’s side has won their previous five home matches against Arsenal in the Premier League.
This one, though, has a slightly different feel to it, as Liverpool looked shaky in their last outing, losing to West Ham. Arsenal, on the other hand, is the form team in the division, having gone eight games without losing, the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League.
Arsenal has won six games and drawn two games since their 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City, which dropped them to the foot of the standings. The cynics will point out that their biggest win came against an out-of-form Leicester City, but a win at Anfield, even against an injured team, would put them in the top four. Now that’s Singapore news that’s worthy of attention.
It would also send a powerful message to the opposition that the tide is changing in the favor of Arsenal.