Arsenal take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this evening in the Premier League, with a kick-off time of 17:30, and the referee is Chris Kavanagh. The match is live on Sky Sports Main Event, Premier League and Ultra HDR.
The hosts go into this match in 11th, having picked up 11 points from a possible 24 points. The Blues have lost 3 matches so far this season: West Ham United (a – 3-1), Aston Villa (h – 0-1) and Nottingham Forest (h – 0-1). They have picked up 6 points out of the last two matches scoring 6 goals in the process, away at Burnley (1-4) and away at Fulham (0-2). The Gunners are unbeaten so far in the Premier League, having picked up 20 points from a possible 24, with a draw at home versus Fulham on the opening day (2-2) and a 2-2 draw at home versus Tottenham in September.
Both sets of teams will be published live below, so refresh the page at 16:30 to view both line-ups and benches.
Chelsea: Sanchez, Cucurella, Silva, Colwill, Gusto, Caciedo, Fernandez, Gallagher, Palmer, Sterling, Mudyrk.
Subs: Petrovic, James, Maatsen, Badiashile, Disasi, Ugochukwu, Madueke, Jackson, Washington.
Arsenal: Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Jorginho, Rice, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Jesus.
Subs: Hein, Tomiyasu, Kiwior, Partey, Havertz, Smith Rowe, Trossard, Nelson, Nketiah.
Referee: Chris Kavanagh.
Assistant Referee: Richard West.
Assistant Referee: Matthew Wilkes.
Fourth Official: James Linington.
Video Assistant Referee: Jarred Gillett.
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Darren Cann.
Pre-match views from the forum:
2Smokeyy: “Partey has to start here. They can’t be taking all the precautions by sending a physio with him on international duty and trying to wrap him in cotton wool to not playing him right from the start in this sort of game.
He had a little cameo against City but this is arguably a better midfield battle for him and Rice vs Enzo and Caicedo. I think Jorginho wouldn’t be the best option in this one IMO.”
Badger_Revenge: “Sterling looked really dangerous against Burnley. Virtually responsible for all 4 goals. Can’t leave him to run free down the left side like that. Fulham barely looked awake before Chelsea had scored twice.
I don’t think they’ll catch Arsenal that flat-footed on defence playing away. Arsenal should be able to score based on what I saw.”