Premier League 2018-19 – Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview

AT A GLANCE

When does Chelsea vs Arsenal kick off? Saturday 18th August, 17:30 (UK)

Where is Chelsea vs Arsenal being played? Stamford Bridge

What television channel is Chelsea vs Arsenal on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream Chelsea vs Arsenal? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for Chelsea vs Arsenal?

Chelsea – https://www.chelseafc.com/en/tickets---membership/buy-tickets?pageTab=GENERAL%20ADMISSION

Arsenal – https://www.arsenal.com/tickets

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last six meetings: Arsenal W3, D3
All-time meetings: Chelsea W62, Arsenal W76, D57

THE TEAM NEWS

CHELSEA

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso; Loftus-Cheek, Kante, Jorginho; Willian, Morata, Hazard

Unavailable: Van Ginkel (Injured), Brown (Injured), Fabregas (Injured)

Doubtful: Cahill (Rested)

ARSENAL

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Lichtsteiner; Guendouzi, Xhaka; Lacazette, Ramsey, Ozil; Aubameyang

Unavailable: Koscielny (Injured), Kolasinac (Injured), Maitland-Niles (Injured)

Doubtful: Monreal (Injured), Welbeck (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Unai Emery has not been helped by the fixture list to start his career as Arsenal manager, but it is clear from the opening match that it will take time to implement his ideas. Chelsea on the other hand look to be adapting quicker to Sarri's more attacking style, and they have to be favoured.