Come in, come in out of the snow and take it easy; rest on your laurels, put another log in the fire and settle down for some football related chatter as we pick our best combined eleven ahead of this weekend’s biggest game, the encounter at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Arsenal.

As always, the rules are relatively straightforward in that only players that are suspended or injured for the game itself are ruled out, so Gervinho, John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses miss out due to their participation at the African Cup of Nations, while Oriol Romeu and Yossi Benayoun (he’s still there!) miss out with injury for the hosts and Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky, Andre Santos and Lukasz Fabianski for the visitors.

Lining up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, click on Chelsea’s Demba Ba to see the full combined XI