Both Chelsea and Arsenal are going to be looking to recover from disappointing results when the London rivals lock horns at Stamford Bridge within the Premier League on Tuesday night.
The Blues remain fourth within the Premier League table but suffered a 1-0 loss at Newcastle United on Saturday,
while Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium.
Both sides have experienced contrasting seasons thus far with ten points separating the 2 , but with each struggling to seek out form, it’s difficult to predict how the match will finish.
The Blues find themselves within the top four and can look to place their most up-to-date defeat away to Newcastle United behind them.
Meanwhile, the Gunners have only managed one win from their last seven Premier League matches
but are going to be seeking revenge after Chelsea snatched all three points when the edges clashed at the Emirates in December.
Chelsea have an excellent opportunity arising to almost lock within the fourth and final spot for direct entry into the Champions League.
Currently the Blues are placed fourth, below the Reds, Citizens, and therefore the Foxes, and practically stand no chance to overtake any of them.
However, they hold a lead of 5 points at the fourth spot, over closest competitors, Manchester United, and Wolves.
Trailing behind Chelsea by six points are the seventh-placed Sheffield United.
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Chelsea vs Arsenal Team News
Chelsea are likely to be without Reece James after the defender went off injured against Newcastle,
meaning that Emerson Palmieri could inherit the side at left-back as Marcos Alonso is additionally still unavailable.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Christian Pulisic and Marco van Ginkel also are still on the treatment table,
but apart from James, Lampard has no fresh concerns before the clash in London.
Mateo Kovacic could again miss out with Mason Mount, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante expected to line up in midfield,
while Callum Hudson-Odoi should again feature within the final third of the sector .
Kurt Zouma is additionally pushing for a recall at the expense of Andreas Christensen,
but Tammy Abraham should again lead the road despite Michy Batshuayi again featuring off the bench against Newcastle.
As for Arsenal, Calum Chambers, Kieran Tierney and Reiss Nelson are still on the treatment table,
while the club’s leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will again miss out through suspension.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos didn’t feature against Sheffield United thanks to illness,
but the centre-back is in line to return on Tuesday night, while Sead Kolasinac could overcome a thigh issue to feature.
There aren’t expected to be too many changes further forward,
though, with Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe expected to start out ,
while Martinelli’s goal and positive performance at the weekend could see the 18-year-old keep his spot within the XI.
Chelsea vs Arsenal Line Up
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Mount; Willian, Abraham, Hudson-Odoi
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Leno; Maitland-Niles, Luiz, Sokratis, Saka; Xhaka, Torreira; Martinelli, Ozil, Pepe; Lacazette
Chelsea vs Arsenal Head to head
Arsenal lead the general head-to-head 77 wins to Chelsea’s 65, while there have also been 57 draws between the London rivals throughout history.
Chelsea have won the last two meetings between the 2 sides, including a 4-1 victory in last season’s Europa League final
and a 2-1 success within the reverse Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium.
The Blues also won the last clash between the 2 sides at Stamford Bridge,
while Arsenal haven’t triumphed on the road to their rivals within the league since October 2011.
How to watch Chelsea vs Arsenal
The match will not be broadcast live in the UK.
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