Match Preview

Arsenal vs Chelsea preview, kick-off time, team news and how to watch live stream

Everything you need to know about our Sunday's London derby...

After the disappointment of a Boxing Day defeat at home to Southampton, the Blues are looking for more of the form we showed in another London derby we played at Tottenham the previous weekend. 

When and where

This weekend's match takes place at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Sunday 29 December. Kick-off is at 2pm. 

Latest Chelsea team news

After the Southampton game, Frank Lampard reported that Marcos Alonso missed that encounter due to a muscle injury he had picked up at Tottenham but the defender could be back for Arsenal. However Reece James will not have recovered sufficiently from an ankle problem. Mateo Kovacic returns having served a one-match suspension on Boxing Day. 

Latest Arsenal team news

Gunners defender Calum Chambers is available again after suspension. Forward Gabriel Martinelli is a doubt due to a hamstring injury which kept him out of their Boxing Day draw at Bournemouth. Defenders Rob Holding (knee), Sead Kolasinac (ankle) and Kieran Tierney (shoulder) are all out.

How to watch live

The game is being screened live on Sky Sports in the UK. Highlights will be available on the 5th Stand app and this website from two hours after the final whistle.

How to listen live

Chelsea TV will be providing live audio commentary on the 5th Stand app and this website, plus there will also be live text commentary on both those platforms.

Referee and VAR

Craig Pawson is the referee. The VAR is Michael Oliver. 

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