How Chelsea should lineup vs Arsenal

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After the 3-0 victory at Huddersfield Town, it’s time for Maurizio Sarri’s home debut in the Premier League. It is not going to be easy for the former Napoli manager as he has to welcome Arsenal today.

The Gunners are visiting the Bridge for the first time in 22 years without Arsene Wenger. Unai Emery is their new manager and unlike Sarri, he did not enjoy a winning debut in the English league.

Manchester City beat Arsenal 2-0 at Emirates last week and exposed the same old problems the Gunners had. The main headache for Emery, however, will be that he is without his 2 left-back options as Sead Kolašinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are out injured.

Chelsea Team News

Cesc Fabregas is out injured for Chelsea while all others are expected to be fit. Tiemoue Bakayoko has moved to AC Milan for the season on loan (with an option to buy) and that has helped the Blues to keep hold of Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Eden Hazard is fully fit and is expected to replace Pedro in the starting XI. Alvaro Morata, who has not been in a good form, is set to keep his place in the XI as Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham are still be assessed by Sarri. Michy Batshuayi meanwhile has moved to Valencia for the season on loan.

Chelsea Predicted XI

Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ross Barkley, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Willian, Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard.

Chelsea Predicted XI

Also read: How Arsenal should lineup vs Chelsea

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