Premier League | Chelsea vs Arsenal ; Match Preview & Lineup

 




⛳Team Lineup

⭕ Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Silva, Zouma, James, Gilmour, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Pulisic.

⭕ Arsenal XI: Leno, Holding, Gabriel, Marí, Tierney, Partey, Elneny, Saka, Ødegaard, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang.

Chelsea vs Arsenal, Trying to avenge their defeat to the Gunners at the start of
, Chelsea welcomes Arsenal to Stamford Bridge for Wednesday's London Premier League derby.
Hosts Thomas Tuchel are confirmed in the top four following a 2-1 win over last-time winners Manchester City, while Arsenal maintained their brief European hopes by beating West Bromwich Albion 3-1.
The Blues are third in the standings before Wednesday's game - although they could drop to fourth before kickoff - while the mid-table Gunners languish in ninth before their short trip across the capital.
In what may be a sign of things to come in the highly anticipated Champions League final - wherever it is held - Chelsea's stunning away record saw them cross the line against future champions Man City, who are still being maintained. waiting for the Premier League crown.
A 44th minute effort from Raheem Sterling put Pep Guardiola's men ahead, but in Sergio Aguero's most unusual style, the Argentine failed to build up his prolific record against Chelsea as a harvest penalty failed to fool grateful Edouard Mendy. the middle of the goal.
The Blues took advantage of Aguero's crash when Hakim Ziyech equalized in the 63rd minute, and as the final whistle approached, Marcos Alonso scored a late winner over Ederson's reach to propel Chelsea to a 2-1 win in a rehearsal. of European exhibition events.
The Champions League crown is of course the top prize for Chelsea and charismatic Thomas Tuchel, who will also face the FA Cup final with Leicester City on May 15 to be reckoned with, but the Blues' top four are finished. and a derby win will strengthen their position among the big players.
Chelsea welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge in a seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions - in which they conceded just two goals - and Tuchel's side have scored twice in successive wins over Fulham, Real Madrid and Man City over the past few weeks.
The unexpected 5-2 win at the hands of now relegated West Bromwich Albion has been the only stain on Tuchel Chelsea's notebook so far, with the former Paris Saint-Germain boss overseeing 10 wins and five draws from other Premier League games in charge. answer. .
Despite their humiliation at the hands of the Baggies, Tuchel's steadfast defense has navigated top-flight football for 630 minutes at Stamford Bridge without conceding, and they currently occupy third place in the standings before kickoff, but Leicester have a chance to jump in temporarily them against Man United on Tuesday night.
On top of that, the Blues seem to have a penchant for success against their capital rivals, as they have claimed 22 points out of the 27 offered at the London derby this season, and their chances of making it 25 out of 30 seem pretty high against the Gunners and their very nature. completely inconsistent.
Unless the season-ending miracle, Arsenal's 25-year tenure on the continental stage will end bitterly in the 2021-22 campaign, and it's not just the much-slandered KSE owners that are increasingly being watched in the North. London.
Gunners fans have once again protested against the American-led regime before Sunday's Premier League clash with West Brom, but pressure continues to build on rookie coach Mikel Arteta, who is already planning a major summer makeover after a dismal season.
The Europa League represents the Gunners' best chance of maintaining their stellar form in Europe, but Unai Emery is back at the Emirates to beat the team that freed him from his duties as Villarreal easily scrapped Arsenal's toothless attack to knock them out 2-1 on aggregate. 
A seventh finish in the Premier League is definitely out of Arsenal's reach too, but they are at least heading to Chelsea on the back of a much-needed Premier League win, as a 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion handed over his Sam Allardyce. Premier League relegation the first time.
Emile Smith Rowe's well-done goal was preceded by a thunder from Nicolas Pepe and a stunning free-kick from Willian - his first in an Arsenal shirt on the 37th attempt - and Arsenal managed to jump Leeds to ninth by ending their Emirates drought.
Chelsea boss Tuchel has confirmed that Mateo Kovacic has an outside chance of returning to action for Arsenal's visit, but the Croatia international will certainly only appear as a substitute if he is declared fit.
Another injury to the hosts is the recovering Andreas Christensen, with Tuchel complaining of an unfortunate defender thigh injury as he prepares to take his place on the sidelines of this match.
As he has been doing week after week this season, Tuchel's rotational policy is set to strike again in midweek, with Kurt Zouma expected to replace Christensen as Thiago Silva enjoys an extended break.
Billy Gilmour held on for 90 minutes against Man City but could make way for a return here for Jorginho, while Ben Chilwell could provide fresh legs down the left despite Alonso being the winner at the Etihad.
Kai Havertz is a candidate to lead Timo Werner's top row, with former Arsenal player Olivier Giroud unlikely to get playing time against his old employer.
Arsenal, on the other hand, are expected to stay without former Chelsea player David Luiz as he is treating a hamstring problem, while Pablo Mari (ankle) and Granit Xhaka (groin) are also not expected to return.
Arteta confirmed that Smith Rowe was withdrawn against West Brom with a hamstring pain, and while it remains to be seen how serious the problem is, Martin Odegaard will almost certainly replace him at Stamford Bridge.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - the hero of last season's FA Cup final against Chelsea - had to be recalled having fully recovered from malaria, and Alexandre Lacazette could come up front as Gabriel Martinelli made his way.
Thomas Partey was also named among the substitutes in midweek so that he could step in to replace Dani Ceballos in midfield, while Kieran Tierney needs to be fit enough to play at left-back, so Bukayo Saka has a chance to rest.

⛳ Prediction composition Chelsea vs Arsenal Players:

⭕ Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Ziyech, Mount; Havertz

⭕ Arsenal : Leno; Chambers, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Elneny; Pepe, Odegaard, Aubameyang; Lacazette
Chelsea vs Arsenal Prediction Score: 2-1


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