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Chelsea vs. Arsenal: Premier League Match Preview

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Chelsea will take a huge step towards the Premier League title with a positive result at home to Arsenal on Saturday.

Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw away at Liverpool in midweek, with Diego Costa missing a late penalty for the visitors.

David Luiz’s free-kick was cancelled out by Georgino Wijnaldum’s second half strike.

Arsenal missed a glorious chance to close the gap on the leaders as they were beaten at home by Watford.

Early goals from Younes Kaboul and Troy Deeney secured a surprise result for the Hornets.

Recent Premier League form:_

Chelsea W3 D1 L1;

Arsenal W3 D1 L1

 

Premier League top scorers_

Chelsea – Diego Costa 15 goals

Arsenal – Alexis Sanchez 15 goals

Match history

Arsenal thrashed Chelsea earlier in the season, winning 3-0 at the Emirates, with Alexis Sanchez scoring twice.

Chelsea have a good record at Stamford Bridge against the Gunners and won 2-0 last term.

Last five Premier League meetings

Arsenal 3 Chelsea 0 – 24/09/16
Arsenal 0 Chelsea 1 – 24/01/16
Chelsea 2 Arsenal 0 – 19/09/15
Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0 – 26/04/15
Chelsea 2 Arsenal 0 – 05/10/14

Team news

Luiz is still struggling with a knee injury but is likely to continue in the side.

Pedro and Willian are likely to rotate here in the only change from the draw with Liverpool.

Alex Oxalde-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott are set to come into the side following the loss to Watford.

Granit Xhaka remains suspended and Aaron Ramsey is a major injury doubt having been withdrawn early on Tuesday.

Expected starting XI’s

Chelsea (3-4-3): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Matic, Kante, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Chamberlain, Coquelin; Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi; Sanchez

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