TEAM NEWS: ARSENAL V CHELSEA

Posted on: Mon 23 Dec 2013

Fernando Torres leads the attack with Willian and Eden Hazard as the wingers in a 4-3-3 shape.

John Mikel Obi anchors the midfield and Cesar Azpilicueta returns to left-back with Branislav Ivanovic on the right and Gary Cahill partnering John Terry in central defence.

Arsenal replace suspended Jack Wilshere with Tomas Rosicky and injured Laurent Koscielny with Thomas Vermaelen, and prefer Mikel Arteta to Mathieu Flamini in midfield. Kieron Gibbs replaces Nacho Monreal at left-back.

Chelsea (4-3-3): 1 Petr Cech; 2 Branislav Ivanovic, 24 Gary Cahill, 26 John Terry (c), 28 Cesar Azpilicueta; 7 Ramires,12 John Mikel Obi, 8 Frank Lampard; 22 Willian, 9 Fernando Torres, 17 Eden Hazard.
Substitutes: 23 Mark Schwarzer, 3 Ashley Cole, 4 David Luiz, 14 Andre Schurrle, 10 Juan Mata, 11 Oscar, 29 Samuel Eto'o.

Arsenal are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:

Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Ramsey, Arteta; Walcott, Ozil, Rosicky; Giroud.

Substitutues: Fabianski, Monreal, Jenkinson, Flamini, Cazorla, Podolski, Bendtner.

The referee is Mike Dean.

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