Chelsea entertain Arsenal in this weekend’s Premier League meeting at Stamford Bridge. The Blues played out a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town in their season opener and they will now be hoping to go on a winning run at the expense of their London rivals.
Predicted Lineup (4-3-3):
Kepa Arrizalaga had a solid debut for the Blues during the season opener versus Huddersfield and he should start in goal for the London derby. In defence, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso are very much certain to slot into the right and left-back positions and they are likely to be accompanied by Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz at the heart of the backline – with the pair having started the first two competitive games under Sarri.
In midfield, Sarri is unlikely to tinker with the combination and this should witness N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Ross Barkley retain their positions. Mateo Kovacic is in line to make his Blues during in the derby but aside from this, there is no positive news on the injury front with Cesc Fabregas still on the sidelines.
Further forward, Sarri has pretty much confirmed that Alvaro Morata will be starting the game after revealing his belief in the striker’s ability. With the Spaniard starting upfront, one of Pedro or Willian could make way for Eden Hazard involvement and the latter could make the sacrifice – with Pedro making a glowing start under the tutelage of Sarri.
Predicted Lineup (4-3-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga, Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Pedro, Willian, Eden Hazard