Arsenal vs Chelsea: Match preview, prediction, team news, and more | Premier League 2018-19
Arsenal sit in 5th position while their opponent Chelsea sit in 4th position in the Premier League table. Arsenal have bagged 41 points from 22 matches whereas, Chelsea have garnered 47 points.
Arsenal will be looking for a win on their home soil, as Manchester United and Unai Emery's brigade have earned the same number of points as it stands currently. Chelsea could surpass 3rd placed Tottenham Hotspur in the table if they can bring a victory back to Stamford Bridge.
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Date: 19 January 2019
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Arsenal are going to face The Blues without Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck. Mesut Ozil is the only doubt for the match.
Lucas Torreira and Hector Bellerin could make a comeback in the starting line-up. Emery can launch both Aubameyang and Lacazatte from the starting minute of the match.
Alvaro Morata is the only doubt for the match as the Spaniard is set to join Atletico Madrid according to reports. Ruben Loftus-Cheek remains out of the squad due to his fitness issues.
Eden Hazard could play in the false-nine role with Willan and Pedro either side of him as the wingers. Kovacic and Jorginho could pair-up with Kante at the heart of Chelsea's midfield.
Arsenal: Leno; Mustafi, Sokratis, Koscielny; Bellerin, Guendouzi, Torreira, Kolasinac; Aubameyang, Iwobi; Lacazette
Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Hazard, Willian
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Arsenal have won once in their last 14 league meetings with Chelsea.
Arsenal will get a huge amount of home support. Chelsea have the better quality players than the Gunners. Arsenal have to win this match as they don't want to fall away from the chasers in the hunt for Champions League football next season. Manchester United could overtake Arsenal if the Gunners drop points in front of their home fans. Hazard could play a vital role in the mega match of this weekend.
Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea