After a successful start to the Premier League campaign, following a dominated 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town, Chelsea are about to host the London derby against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Reportedly, Arsenal man-in-charge Unai Emery has not had a good start of the season, as his side faced a 2-0 humiliation against the defending champions Manchester City in their opening fixture of the season. So, the new manager will be highly optimistic to shake off their previous upset and secure three away points from this particular fixture.
On the other hand, the newly appointed Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has already switched his side to adopt the 4-3-3 formation. Reportedly, The Blues from the West London have not been able to secure any victory over Arsenal in their last six meetings. So, they will be keen on changing the equation in favour.
Chelsea vs. Arsenal Team News:
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri will be looking forward to making an obvious change in the game as the Belgian star Eden Hazard is expected to be promoted to the first XI in place of the Spanish winger Pedro. Apart from that, the rest of the squad is expected to be the same as the previous match.
On the other hand, Arsenal manager Unai Emery might have a concern regarding the injury of his left-wing-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles. So, the new recruited Swiss defender Stephan Leichsteiner will replace in the starting line-up.
Chelsea vs. Arsenal Possible Line-ups:
For Chelsea, their game changers might be the Belgian sensation Eden Hazard and the Brazilian winger Willian. Although the form of their Spanish forward Alvaro Morata is a certain concern, the performance of their midfield department can provide assurance to the manager.
On the other hand, for Arsenal, their key men will definitely be the Gabon international forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the German international Mesut Ozil. Apart from that, the long-range efforts from the Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka can also ask some question to the Chelsea defence.
Chelsea vs. Arsenal Last Meeting:
These two rivals locked their horns last time in the League Cup tie and The Blues were tasted a 2-1 defeat to The Gunners. However, their last two meetings in the Premier League ended in settlements. In the first fixture at Stamford Bridge, the game ended in a goalless scoreline, whereas, the reverse fixture ended in two goals for each side.
Chelsea Latest Form (All Competitions): W-L-L-W-W
Arsenal Latest Form (All Competitions): L-W-W-W-L
Chelsea vs. Arsenal Betting Odds (Bet365):
Chelsea – 1.80
Draw – 4.00
Arsenal – 4.50
Live Streaming Link:
The game is scheduled for Saturday, 18th August 2018 from 10:00 PM IST and will be telecast on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select HD1 for Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links send us a message on our official Facebook page.