Chelsea will clash heads with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge this Sunday as both sides look to secure the three points in the London derby. The Blues managed to earn a 2-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb recently. Similarly, the Gunners secured a narrow 1-0 victory against FC Zurich in midweek. Hence, we can expect an exciting contest between the two London teams this weekend.
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Talking Tactics
Graham Potter will opt for a 3-5-2 formation and could ask his players to get a foothold of the game at the centre of the park and cause Arsenal problems on the counter.
Mikel Arteta will set his players up in a 4-3-3 formation and might instruct them to control the ball well and engineer enough chances to win this London derby.
Wesley Fofana, Reece James, N’Golo Kante, Carney Chukwuemeka and Ben Chilwell will all be sidelined for this game because of injuries. Potter has also ruled out Kepa Arrizabalaga for his clash at home.
Chelsea Predicted XI
Mendy; Chalobah, Silva, Koulibaly; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Kovacic, Cucurella; Mount; Aubameyang, Sterling
Takehiro Tomiyasu and Emile Smith Rowe will definitely miss this clash due to injuries. Otherwise, Arteta has no fresh injury worries to deal with this weekend.
Arsenal Predicted XI
Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Jesus
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling have to find a way to share the attacking workload for the Blues in the final third.
The defensive performance of Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva and Kalidou Koulibaly could go a long way in deciding the fate of this London derby.
Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli will be given the chance to stretch the pitch out on the flanks. Both of them are in a good run of form at the moment and would fancy their chances of finding the back of the net this Sunday.
Aaron Ramsdale might have to make a few solid saves if the Gunners are to secure a good result in this derby.
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Streaming Links
|United Kingdom||BT Sport App, TalkSport Radio UK, BT Sport 1, BTSport.com, BBC Radio 5 Live, BT Sport Ultimate|
|USA||USA Network, SiriusXM FC, nbcsports.com, NBC Sports App, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Telemundo|
|India||Star Sports Select 1, Hotstar VIP, Star Sports Select HD1, JioTV|
|Spain||Movistar+, DAZN, DAZN 2|
|Italy||NOW TV, SKY Go Italia, Sky Sport Football|
|Germany||WOW, Sky Sport Premier League, Sky Go|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport Premier League, Sky Sport NOW|