Prediction Time: Paul Merson predicts Chelsea vs Arsenal

After a fascinating opening weekend, the Premier League is back and so too is Paul Merson with his week two predictions.

The weekend begins with Neil Warnock and Rafa Benitez renewing their rivalry as Cardiff host Newcastle in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, live on Sky Sports.

Renault Super Sunday sees both Manchester clubs in action with defending champions City welcoming Huddersfield to the Etihad Stadium before United take on Brighton at the Amex.

Meanwhile, Selhurst Park is sure to be rocking when Crystal Palace face Liverpool in the first Monday Night Football of the campaign.

Here’s how Merson sees the weekend’s fixtures going, with Chelsea taking on Arsenal in the Saturday teatime game…

Chelsea v Arsenal (Saturday 5.30pm)

Chelsea had a great result and Arsenal’s was disappointing. I say disappointing but I don’t know what everybody was expecting? That a new manager was going to come in and they’d wipe the floor with Man City?

I’ll go with Chelsea, 2-1, I think they’ll just have too much for Arsenal.


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