The teams: Arsenal v Chelsea


Eden Hazard returns to the starting line-up.

Having been rested for the win over Stoke on Saturday, the Belgian will play in attack with Alvaro Morata

Andreas Christensen, after three games out ill or on the bench, is back in the centre of defence with Gary Cahill returning to the left of the three and Toni Rudiger making way. 

The midfield is the one which played in the Boxing Day win over Brighton so there are places for Cesc Fabregas and Tiemoue Bakayoko

Arsenal bring in Ainsley Maitland-Niles for injured Saed Kolasinac on the left. Laurent Koscielny has failed to recover from injury in time so Rob Holding comes into their defence. Mesut Ozil has been passed fit. He is preferred to Alex Iwobi.  

Chelsea are expected to line-up as follows:

Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso; Hazard, Morata.

Subs: Caballero, Zappacosta, Rudiger, Drinkwater, Willian, Pedro, Batshuayi.

Arsenal: Cech; Chambers, Mustafi, Holding; Bellerin, Xhaka, Wilshere, Maitland-Niles; Ozil, Lacazette, Sanchez.

Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Coquelin, Elneny, Walcott, Iwobi, Welbeck.

Today’s referee is Anthony Taylor.

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