Chelsea (4-5-1): Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Matic, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Costa
Despite playing 90 minutes against Sporting Lisbon in midweek, injury-prone striker Diego Costa is set to lead the line when Chelsea face the Gunners at Stamford Bridge this weekend. Jose Mourinho and his men currently lead the Premier League with 16 points out of the possible 18 and look favourites for the league title at the moment. The Blues have no major injury concerns and are set to roll out their strongest team, with Cesar Azpilicueta returning to slot in at left back in place of Filipe Luis who played in the midweek fixture. Cesc Fabregas will be facing his old club for the first time since he departed to Barcelona back in the summer of 2011.
Arsenal (4-5-1): Szczesny, Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck
The Gunners have just come out of a 4-1 win over Galatasaray in midweek and will be full of confidence heading to Stamford Bridge to face the league leaders. Danny Welbeck scored a hat-trick against the Turkish outfit and will be expected to trouble the Blues back-line that has already shipped in seven goals despite their top-of-the-table position. Arsene Wenger will however be without several key players including captain Mikel Arteta, midfield goalscorer Aaron Ramsey, right-back Mathieu Debuchy, and long-term absence Olivier Giroud. Arsenal are in fourth, six points behind Chelsea and will need a victory to have any chance of catching up with Mourinho’s men.
Arsenal will surprise chelsea dis weekend
— DOPE-boi (@AndyLildreezy) October 2, 2014
My prediction 4 Sundays match arsenal vs chelski cesc fabragas injured by flamini costa pulls ham string and afc slap up Chelsea 4-1 😉 — Chosen 1 (@snypzondisting) October 2, 2014
Arsenal v Chelsea this weekend is a must watch. Tough game, but won’t be anything like last time
— /\/\unch✌️ (@wtf_kyle) October 2, 2014
Chelsea better do a demolition job on arsenal like we did last season.. #6-0 — Libra (@Librasmusic) October 2, 2014
There was a time when Cesc Fabregas was playing in the colours of Arsenal, even getting into a heated fight with none other than Chelsea legend Frank Lampard!