Chelsea vs Arsenal: Reasons Why Blues Start as Favourites Despite Tough Week

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Chelsea vs Arsenal: Reasons Why Blues Start as Favourites Despite Tough Week
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It hasn't been an easy week for Chelsea FC on the football pitch. A narrow defeat at the hands of newly promoted Queens Park Rangers, followed by a lucky escape against Everton in the Carling Cup will hardly have manager Andre Villas-Boas delighted.

The Blues host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge this Saturday, and it goes without saying that the outcome of this game will have a major effect on the Premier League title race.

While the last two games have brought little to cheer about, I still believe the West-Londoners will be favourites ahead of this weekend's showdown with the Gunners.

Here are the reasons why I think Chelsea have the edge.

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