Chelsea will welcome Arsenal at Stamford Bridge this Saturday evening as they focus on securing a positive result in front of their home fans in the London derby. The Blues earned a dominant 4-1 win over Burnley before the international break which should give them some confidence ahead of this game.
Mauricio Pochettino will opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation and might make a few tweaks to his first XI for this game. Both Malo Gusto and Nicolas Jackson are expected to play from the start of this contest in West London.
4-2-3-1 Chelsea Predicted Lineup To Face Arsenal
Robert Sanchez will function in goal for the home team after conceding one goal in his last league appearance. Thiago Silva will function along with Levi Colwill at the heart of Pochettino’s defence as they look to maintain solid shape at the back during the game.
Marc Cucurella will fill in as the left-back while Malo Gusto looks to catch the eye as the right-back. Pochettino will instruct both of them to keep things tidy defensively so that they can stop the opposition from causing too many problems from the flanks.
Axel Disasi is a slight concern ahead of this game but should be fit for a place on the bench as he provides cover for the centre-back positions.
Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo will operate as the holding midfielders as they look to make life tough for Arsenal at the centre of the park.
The talented trio of Raheem Sterling, Conor Gallagher and Cole Palmer will play just ahead of them as part of the Chelsea attack. Both Sterling and Palmer would be given the responsibility to stretch the opposition backline at every chance they get.
Ian Maatsen and Noni Madueke will be named on the bench as they await their opportunity to shine in the second 45 minutes if required.
Nicolas Jackson will spearhead Chelsea’s attack in the final third. He has to figure out a way to cause some problems for the Arsenal defenders in this highly anticipated London derby.
Armando Broja will have to settle for a place on the bench and might come on in the final quarter of the game if the Blues are in need of a goal by then.