Arsenal vs Chelsea: Team News & Predicted Line-ups

It’s the first mega-clash of 2018, with Chelsea visiting Arsenal for the biggest London Derby. While one team is in considerably fine form, the other finds itself short on points. 


Arsenal are struggling currently, sitting 6th on the table. They need 3 points at all costs in this match to push for a top 4 finish. On the other hand, a win could move Chelsea up to 2nd place above Manchester United. Let’s see the team news ahead of the crucial London Derby.

TEAM NEWS :

ARSENAL:

The club finds themselves in an injury crisis, with a host of crucial players sidelined for today’s game along with their star attacker – Mesut Ozil. In defense, Laurent Koscielny (Achilles) and Sead Kolasinac (ankle), join Nacho Monreal on the sideline. Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey also look to miss out on the game at the Emirates Stadium. Though, there is a slight chance that Ozil & Koscielny may get a place in final 18.

CHELSEA:

Chelsea are still without their main center-back, David Luiz (knee) and also Charly Musonda (groin). While all other major players are available for selection.

PREDICTED LINE-UPS:

Arsenal: Cech | Chambers, Mustafi, Per Mertesacker | Bellerin, Xhaka, Wilshere, Niles | Iwobi, Lacazette, Sanchez.

Chelsea: Courtois | Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger | Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso | Willian, Morata, Hazard.


Kick-off : 1:15 A.M. IST
Stadium : Emirates, London
Referee : Anthony Taylor

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