Blues Bulletin: Arsenal vs Chelsea

Antonio Rudiger made his 100th Premier League appearance against Crystal Palace last week.

Arsenal stats

Last season
Premier League – Eighth
FA Cup – Fourth round
League Cup – Quarter-finals
Europa League – Semi-finals
Community Shield – Winners
Top scorer all competitions: Alexandre Lacazette 13

Last season’s Premier League stats

Most appearances: Leno 35, Saka 32, Lacazette 31, Xhaka 31
Most goals: Lacazette 13, Aubabeyang 10, Pepe 10
Most assists: Willian 5, Smith Rowe 4, four on 3
Most clean sheets: Leno 11, Ryan 1
Red cards: David Luiz 1, Gabriel 1, Leno 1, Pepe 1, Xhaka 1
Most Yellow cards: Bellerin 8, Xhaka 7, Partey 5

Arsenal are opening their season with two Premier League London derbies for a second consecutive season, having played Fulham (W 3-0) and West Ham (W 2-1) last term.

In the opening fixture of the season, Brentford ended Arsenal’s run of five successive victories in the Premier League, which included their 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge in May.