Carabao Cup In Focus – Arsenal vs Chelsea Preview

When? Wednesday 24th January, 19:45 (UK)

Where? Emirates Stadium

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event

Are tickets still available?

Arsenal & Chelsea - https://www.livefootballtickets.com/fixtures/arsenal-v-chelsea-tickets-efl-cup.html

Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Arsenal W2, D3
All-time meetings: Arsenal W75, Chelsea W62, D57

ARSENAL

Predicted line-up: Ospina; Chambers, Mustafi, Koscielny; Bellerin, Xhaka, Wilshere, Maitland-Niles; Iwobi, Ozil; Lacazette

Unavailable: Cazorla (Injured), Giroud (Injured)

Doubtful: Monreal (Injured), Welbeck (Injured), Ramsey (Injured)

CHELSEA

Predicted line-up: Caballero; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Drinkwater, Barkley, Alonso; Morata, Hazard

Unavailable: Cahill (Injured), Fabregas (Injured)

Doubtful: Courtois (Injured), Christensen (Injured), Drinkwater (Injured)

PREDICTION
Premier League form goes out of the window in midweek as Arsenal and Chelsea face off once again in the Carabao Cup. The first leg of this semi-final encounter left a lot to be desired and the Blues also gave up home advantage after only managing a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal will be without Alexis Sanchez now after his departure, but they have saved their best performances this season when in front of their own fans and therefore will just have the edge going into this all-important clash.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Arsenal have tasted cup success of a slightly different kind over Chelsea in recent times. May 2017 saw the two sides pitted together in the FA Cup final with the Gunners putting a stop to any double hopes that Antonio Conte may have been harbouring while in his first season at the Stamford Bridge helm. Aaron Ramsey would prove to be the hero as he scored the winning goal 11 minutes from time to give the North London outfit a 2-1 win over their capital rivals.