Chelsea Antonio Rudiger (left) and Granit Xhaka of Arsenal in action last weekend
London rivals fell against the trend when the Premier League returned last weekend. The Blues reported a convincing 3-0 away game against Huddersfield, while the Gunners were poor while they lost 2-0 at home against Manchester City. It's fair to say that the home team has fewer problems to worry about than Saturday's visitors. Fabregas is recovering from a knee injury, but for the rest Maurizio Sarri has a team full of strength to choose from. Related articles
"The new kid Jorginho and N & # 39; Golo Kante were both impressive last week, but there are many options for the third player in midfield"
He still has big decisions to make. Gary Cahill is returning to the center, and together with Andreas Christensen he is hoping to unseat both Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz. The biggest dilemma for Sarri is in midfield. New boy Jorginho and N & Golo Kante were both impressive last week, but there are many options for the third player.
Ross Barkley started in Chelsea midfield last week
Ross Barkley played the last time, but Ruben Loftus-Cheek is also vying for training. However, Real Madrid borrower Mateo Kovacic would have seemed the most likely player to play his role, and could start here after training week with his new side. Up front, Alvaro Morata still has to convince and Sarri has taken shape from Napoli to play a trio of fast, small and skilled players like their attackers. For Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon in Naples, read Pedro, Willian and Eden Hazard in London. Related articles
Alvaro Morata is under pressure at Chelsea
In another canoe, Unai Emery has a real defensive injury crisis to face. Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who started last week with the left-back, was ruled out for about two months after fracturing his leg against Manchester City. Left-back Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal both missed the game with a knee injury, but the Spaniard returned to training and could be thrown to avoid playing right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner on the other side. Loser Koscielny remains a long-term absenteeism in the middle Again with an injury to Achilles, even though Danny Welbeck is back on the field after his pre-season delay after his involvement in the English team.
Sead Kolasinac is out injured for Arsenal
The young man of Arsenal Matteo Guendouzi
Emery has decided to conquer his goalkeeper, with the new signing Bernd Leno to put pressure on Petr Cech who did not convince last week. There is also competition for midfield positions, with Matteo Guendouzi, Aaron Ramsey, Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, Mesut Ozil, Mohamed Elneny and Henrikh Mkhitaryan competing for the seats. Alexandre Lacazette is unlikely to start when Emery prefers a center forward and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the first choice. Chelsea coach expected (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Training scheduled for Pedro, Willian, Hazard Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Papastathopoulos, Monreal; Torreira, Xhaka; Ozil, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan; Odds of AubameyangLadbrokes: Chelsea 4/5, Arsenal 16/5, Draw 11/4
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Here's how we expect Arsenal to start