2019-20 Premier League – Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Chelsea vs Arsenal kick off? Tuesday 21st January, 2020 – 20:15 (UK)

Where is Chelsea vs Arsenal being played? Stamford Bridge

What TV channel is Chelsea vs Arsenal on in the UK? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream Chelsea vs Arsenal in the UK? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Chelsea vs Arsenal?

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

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

What was the score in the last meeting between Chelsea & Arsenal? Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea

THE TEAM NEWS

CHELSEA

  • Chelsea's improved run of form was brought to an end on Saturday evening as injury-hit Newcastle scored a 94th-minute winner to beat them.
  • James picked up a knock that forced him to come off against Newcastle and he may miss out here so Emerson should come in.
  • Frank Lampard will likely consider a couple of changes to freshen the team up so Kovacic and Barkley could come into the midfield area.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Emerson; Kante, Barkley, Kovacic; Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Willian

Unavailable: Van Ginkel (Injured), Loftus-Cheek (Injured), Pulisic (Injured)

Doubtful: Marcos Alonso (Injured), James (Injured)

ARSENAL

  • Arsenal extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to four matches at the weekend as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Sheff Utd.
  • Mikel Arteta comes up against Chelsea once again after their London rivals beat them just after Christmas which they will look to avenge.
  • Arteta may be able to count on Sokratis following illness but he may be tempted to stick with the same eleven to build more continuity.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Leno; Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, David Luiz, Saka; Torreira, Xhaka; Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli; Lacazette

Unavailable: Nelson (Injured), Kolasinac (Injured), Tierney (Injured), Chambers (Injured), Aubameyang (Suspended)

Doubtful: Sokratis (Illness)

THE PREDICTION

Arsenal have still to find their feet under Mikel Arteta but there are signs of improvement and they are proving harder to beat. They face a tough test against Chelsea though who beat them at the end of December, and Lampard's men will be fired up to bounce back from the shock loss to Newcastle.

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