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Chelsea and Arsenal are two of the most successful football clubs based in London. 

While Chelsea have won five Premier League titles, two UEFA Champions League crowns, seven FA Cup titles, Arsenal have bagged 13 League titles and 14 FA Cup trophies.

Since Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003, the rivalry between the Blues and Arsenal, which is termed as the London derby, has been of greater significance in English football as both the sides competed constantly for the Premier League title.

Chelsea vs Arsenal: Head-to-head record in all competitions

Chelsea and Arsenal met for the first time on November 9, 1907 at Stamford Bridge. Since then, both sides have clashed 205 times across all competitions, with the Gunners winning 81 matches while the Blues have secured 66 victories. Meanwhile, 58 matches have ended in stalemates.

Interestingly, Chelsea and Arsenal have played only 21 matches in the FA Cup, with Arsenal winning 10 while Chelsea have claimed five victories. 

Similarly, only eight matches have been played between the two sides in the League Cup. Chelsea have a slight edge in the head-to-head record with four wins and three defeats.

Chelsea and Arsenal have faced each other only twice in the Champions League, with the Blues winning one match while the other ended in a draw during the 2003/04 season.

Competition

Matches

ARS win

CHE win

Draws

FA Cup

21

10

5

6

League Cup

8

3

4

1

European competitions

2

0

1

1

Community Shield

3

1

1

1

Chelsea vs Arsenal: Head-to-head in Premier League

Since the inception of the Premier League, Chelsea and Arsenal have locked horns on 60 occasions with the Gunners winning 23 while the Blues have claimed 20 victories. 17 matches have ended in draws.

Chelsea

Metric

Arsenal

20

Wins

23

23

Losses

20

17

Draws

17

Most goals in Chelsea vs Arsenal

Ivorian striker Didier Drogba has scored the most goals in Chelsea vs Arsenal matches. The Chelsea forward netted 13 goals across all competitions. Drogba scored 104 goals in 254 appearances in the Premier League.

Players who played for Chelsea and Arsenal

A total of 27 players have played for both Chelsea and Arsenal in their respective careers. The list is as follows:

From Arsenal to Chelsea

Sandy MacFarlane, Jimmy Sharp, Bob Turnbull, Tommy Docherty, Allan Young, Tommy Baldwin, Graham Rix, Clive Allen, Peter Nicholas, David Rocastle, Emmanuel Petit, Nicolas Anelka, Ashley Cole, Cesc Fàbregas, Olivier Giroud 

From Chelsea to Arsenal:

Tommy Lawton, Bill Dickson, John Hollins, George Graham, Alan Hudson, Colin Pates, William Gallas, Lassana Diarra, Yossi Benayoun, Petr Čech, David Luiz, Willian

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